Mark, Chapter 3

3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had his hand withered.
3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
3:3 And he says to the man who had his hand withered, Stand in the middle [of the synagogue].
3:4 And he says to them, Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a soul, or to kill? But they held their peace.
3:5 And when he had looked around on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch forth [your] hand. And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored.
3:6 And the Pharisees went out, and right away with the Herodians gave counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
3:7 And Jesus with his disciples withdrew to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and from Judea,
3:8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.
3:9 And he spoke to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:
3:10 for he had healed many; insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed on him that they might touch him.
3:11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they looked at him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God.
3:12 And he charged them much that they should not make him known.
3:13 And he goes up into the mountain, and calls to him whom he himself wanted; and they went to him.
3:14 And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
3:15 and to have authority to cast out demons.
3:16 And he appointed the twelve: and he gave the name Peter to Simon;
3:17 and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he gave them the name Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:
3:18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.
3:20 And he comes into a house. And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
3:21 And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
3:22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebul, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons.
3:23 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24 And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom can't stand.
3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
3:26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can't stand, but has an end.
3:27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong [man], and spoil his goods, except he first binds the strong [man]; and then he will spoil his house.
3:28 Truly I say to you+, All their sins will be forgiven to the sons of men, and their blasphemies by whichever they will blaspheme:
3:29 but whoever will blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin:
3:30 because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
3:31 And his mother and his brothers come; and, standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
3:32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they say to him, Look, your mother and your brothers and your sisters outside seek for you.
3:33 And he answers them, and says, Who is my mother and my brothers?
3:34 And looking around on those who sat around him, he says, Here are my mother and my brothers.
3:35 For whoever will do the will of God, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

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