(Leviticus 16:14) And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
(Leviticus 16:15) Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
Swept and Garnished
A. These words were a rebuttal of the gainsayers who had just attributed Jesus' casting out of a devil to the power of Beelzebub, chief of devils (vs. 14-16) as if He were nothing more than a Jannes or Jambres (2TI 3:8).
1. MAT 12:24, 38 shows that the scribes and Pharisees were the particular offenders and
objects of Jesus' rebuttal.
2. Their sons were presuming to cast out devils also. v. 19 c/w ACT 19:13-17.
3. Beelzebub seems to be alive and active today in televangelistic healers.