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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

What's the meaning of the phrase 'A house divided against itself cannot stand'?

Literal meaning (house meaning household).

What's the origin of the phrase 'A house divided against itself cannot stand'?

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.

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