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Luke 11:18

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11:18 So 1  if 2  Satan too is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? I ask you this because 3  you claim that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

1 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “so” to indicate that the clause that follows is a logical conclusion based on the preceding examples.

2 tn This first class condition, the first of three “if” clauses in the following verses, presents the example vividly as if it were so. In fact, all three conditions in these verses are first class. The examples are made totally parallel. The expected answer is that Satan’s kingdom will not stand, so the suggestion makes no sense. Satan would not seek to heal.

3 tn Grk “because.” “I ask you this” is supplied for the sake of English.



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