Matthew 12:24

NET ©

But when the Pharisees heard this they said, “He does not cast out demons except by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons!”

NIV ©

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."

NASB ©

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons."

NLT ©

But when the Pharisees heard about the miracle, they said, "No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons."

MSG ©

But the Pharisees, when they heard the report, were cynical. "Black magic," they said. "Some devil trick he's pulled from his sleeve."

BBE ©

But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits.

NRSV ©

But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons."

NKJV ©

Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
But
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when the Pharisees
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heard
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this they said
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, “He
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does
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not
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cast out
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demons
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except
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by
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, the ruler
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!”
NET © Notes

sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

tn Grk “except by Beelzebul.”

sn Beelzebul is another name for Satan. So some people recognized Jesus’ work as supernatural, but called it diabolical.

tn Or “prince.”