Mark 3
New Heart English Bible
1And he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered. 2And They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man with the withered hand, "Stand up in the middle." 4And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent. 5And when he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6And the Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

7And Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a large crowd followed from Galilee, and from Judea, 8and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A large crowd, when they heard what great things he did, came to him. 9And he told his disciples that a small boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they would not press on him. 10For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him. 11And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and shouted, saying, "You are the Son of God." 12And he sternly warned them that they should not make him known.

13And he went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him. 14And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach, 15to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons. 16And he appointed the twelve. And to Simon he gave the name Peter; 17and James the son of Zebedee; and John the brother of James (and he surnamed them Boanerges which means, Sons of Thunder); 18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot; 19and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

20And he came into a house, and the crowd came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21And when his family heard it, they went out to take charge of him: for they said, "He is out of his mind." 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons." 23And so he summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? 24And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he will not be able to stand, but has an end. 27But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

28Truly I tell you, all human sins will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme; 29but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin"-- 30because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

31And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him. 32And a crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you." 33And he answered them, saying, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 34And looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Look, my mother and my brothers. 35For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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