But when the Pharisees heard the manner of their speech, they said: “Surely this
fellow has cast out demons by the power of Beelzebub, the prince of devils. Why,
therefore, will you hear him?”
Summary: After teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum, Yeshua healed a boy who was
“both deaf and dumb”. In response, the Pharisees accused Yeshua of casting out demons
by “the power of Beelzebub, the prince of devils” (Y:16:49-50). The name “Beelzebub”
is another name for the devil and is mentioned in Hebrew scripture (2 Kings 1:2-3,6,16).
Refer to: Yeshua 16:47-61 2 Kings 1:2-3,6,16
And a certain elder, hearing this said: “Why will you go among the heathen showing
forth all manner of signs and wonders, but in Nazareth you bring forth only reproach
Are we not more righteous than they, seeing that we are a chosen people which God
has preferred above all others?”
And the Lord answered them, saying: “If you were righteous, you would hear my voice
and follow after me.
And if I should grant unto you a sign from above, even then would you not hear to
follow after me, but in your hearts would say: ‘This he does by the power of Beelzebub.’