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Matthew 9:34

    Matthew 9:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons casteth he out demons.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of evil spirits, he sends evil spirits out of men.

    Webster's Revision

    But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons casteth he out demons.

    World English Bible

    But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 9:34

    He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils - This verse is wanting in both the Greek and Latin of the C. Bezae, in another copy of the Itala, and in Hilary and Juvencus. But see on Matthew 12:24 (note).

    It is a consummate piece of malice to attribute the works of God to the devil. Envy cannot suffer the approbation which is given to the excellencies of others. Those whose hearts are possessed by this vice speak the very language of the devil. Calumny is but a little distance from envy. Though all persons may not have as much envy as the Pharisees, yet they should fear having some degree of it, as all have the principle from whence it proceeds, viz. sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 9:34

    But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils - That is, Beelzebub. See the notes at Matthew 12:24. They did not deny the reality of the miracle or the facts in the case, but they ascribed what was done to the power of the great leader of the fallen host, as if Jesus were in league with him. For the manner in which the Saviour met that reasoning, see the notes at Matthew 12:25-28.