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27 Jesus said to them,[a] “Listen. No one is able to break into a mighty man’s house and steal his property unless he first overpowers the mighty man and ties him up.[b] Then his entire house can be plundered and his possessions taken. 28 I tell you this timeless truth: All sin will be forgiven, even all the blasphemies they speak. 29 But there can never be forgiveness for the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, for he is guilty of an eternal sin!”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 3:27 This information is given in v. 30 and is positioned here for the sake of clarity of the English narrative.
  2. Mark 3:27 Luke adds a phrase here: “The stronger one [Jesus] overpowers him.” The stronger one is Jesus, who first defeated Satan in the wilderness ordeal and then destroyed him by the cross and resurrection (Heb. 2:14). Bruising his head, Jesus now has Satan under his feet and will soon consign him to the lake of fire.

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