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Matthew 12:28

    Matthew 12:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if I by the Spirit of God send out evil spirits, then is the kingdom of God come on you.

    Webster's Revision

    But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

    World English Bible

    But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

    Definitions for Matthew 12:28

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:28

    But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God - Perhaps the Spirit of God is here mentioned by way of opposition to the magical incantations of the Jews; for it is well known that by fumigations and magical washings, they professed to cast out devils. See a case mentioned by Schoettgen on this verse.

    Then the kingdom of God - For the destruction of the kingdom of Satan plainly implies the setting up of the kingdom of God.

    Is come unto you - Is come unexpectedly upon you. Εφθασεν, from φθανω, to appear suddenly - unexpectedly.

    They pretended to be in expectation of the kingdom of God, and consequently of the destruction of the kingdom of Satan. But, by being not prepared to receive Christ in these proofs of his Divine mission, they showed that their expectation was but pretended. They were too carnal to mind spiritual things.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 12:28

    But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God ... - The Spirit of God, here, means the "power" of God - in Luke, by the "finger" of God.

    Compare Exodus 8:19; Psalm 8:3. If this work is not by the aid of Satan, then it is by the aid of God. Then his kingdom, or "reign," is come, Matthew 3:2. The reign of Satan over people, and the reign of God are in opposition. If God expels Satan from his dominion over people, then his reign has come.