When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace:
ContextJesus and Beelzebub
14And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spoke; and the people wondered. 15But some of them said, He casts out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 16And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls. 18If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come on you. 21When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace: 22But when a stronger than he shall come on him, and overcome him, he takes from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils. 23He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathers not with me scatters. 24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he said, I will return to my house from where I came out. 25And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished. 26Then goes he, and takes to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. 27And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him, Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which you have sucked. 28But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
When the strong man fully armed guardeth his own court, his goods are in peace:
When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in peace which he possesseth.
Darby Bible Translation
When the strong man armed keeps his own house, his goods are in peace;
King James Bible
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Young's Literal Translation
'When the strong man armed may keep his hall, in peace are his goods;