Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
The Pharisees gathered about him with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem.
Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, and said to him,
One day as he was teaching, there were some Pharisees and experts in the Law sitting near by, who had come from every village in Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was there, so that he might cure people.
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the aid of the prince of the demons that he drives them out."
A pupil should be satisfied to come to be like his teacher, or a slave, to come to be like his master. If men have called the head of the house Beelzebub, how much worse names will they give to the members of his household!
But when the Pharisees heard of it they said, "This man cannot drive out demons except by the aid of Beelzebub, the prince of the demons."
But some of them said, "It is with the aid of Beelzebub, the prince of the demons, that he drives the demons out."
The crowd answered, "You must be possessed! Who is trying to kill you?"
The Jews answered, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed?"
That was the time of the Rededication Festival at Jerusalem. It was winter time