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The meaning and origin of the expression: A house divided against itself cannot stand

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A house divided against itself cannot stand

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Meaning

Literal meaning (house meaning household).

Origin

From the Bible, Matthew 12:25 (King James Version):

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand".

See also: the List of Proverbs.