Has risen up
He is divided.
He cannot stand.
But his end
καὶ εἰ ὁ Σατανᾶς ἀνέστη ἐφ’ ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἐμερίσθη, οὐ δύναται στῆναι ἀλλὰ τέλος ἔχει.
There are similar statements to this in Matthew, chapter 12:26, and Luke, chapter 11:18. Mark said that if Satan has risen up against himself (καὶ εἰ ὁ Σατανᾶς ἀνέστη ἐφ’ ἑαυτὸν), he was divided (καὶ ἐμερίσθη). He would not be able to last or stand (οὐ δύναται στῆναι) because the end of Satan has come (ἀλλὰ τέλος ἔχει). Mark did not have the argument about how their own sons or other exorcists were able to cast out demons. All in all, this was a very strong argument against Jesus and Beelzebul working together.
“Four things on earth are small.
Yet they are exceedingly wise.
The ants are a people without strength.
Yet they provide their food in the summer.
The badgers are a people without power.
Yet they make their homes in the rocks.
The locusts have no king.
Yet all of them march in rank.
The lizard can be grasped in the hand.
Yet it is found in kings’ palaces.”
The next mention is about 4 wise small animals: 1) ants, 2) badgers, 3) locusts, and 4) lizards. There are 2 that are actually insects, ants and locusts. The ants and the badgers are called people. There seems to have been a preoccupation with ants since they were able to get their food in the summer. The badgers make their homes in rocks even though they are not powerful. The locusts obviously do not have a king, but they march like in army ranks. In fact, the ants are also organized. Finally, the small lizards can be found in the palaces of kings. All of these small animals and insects can teach us humans a lesson about working together without much individual strength.