Jesus Casting Out Demons
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Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! Because it is written, "You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'"
Jesus was driving a demon out of a man who was unable to talk. When the demon had gone out, the man began to speak, and the crowds were amazed.
When evening came, people brought to him many who were possessed by demons. He drove out the spirits by speaking a command and healed everyone who was sick.
He healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. However, he wouldn't allow the demons to speak because they knew who he was.
Even demons came out of many people, screaming, "You are the Son of God!" But Jesus rebuked them and ordered them not to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.
He told them, "Go and tell that fox, "Listen! I am driving out demons and healing today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will finish my work.
Jesus had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
because Jesus was in the process of ordering the unclean spirit to come out of the man. On many occasions the unclean spirit had seized the man, and though he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon into deserted places.
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You spirit that won't let him talk or hear I command you to come out of him and never enter him again!"
As soon as the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
After Jesus had risen early on the first day of that week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons.
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."
The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem kept repeating, "He has Beelzebul," and, "He drives out demons by the ruler of demons."
Now, if Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? After all, you say that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. If I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own followers drive them out? That is why they will be your judges!
But if I drive out demons by the power of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
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