1227. St. Matthew's gospel, xii. [P21] Trexler Library | Muhlenberg College

The text of Matthew 12:24-33.  This papyrus is known among New Testament scholars as P21 (=Papyrus 21 in a standard list), and is a fifth-century witness to this portion of text.

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[Verso]  “[But when the Pharisees] heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, that this fellow casts out the demons.  He knew what they were thinking and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.  If Satan . . .’”

[Recto] “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.  Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad ..."
(Source: New Revised Standard Version, St. Matthew 12: 24-26a, and 32-33a)

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