Mark 3:2
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New International Version
Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.

King James Bible
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

Darby Bible Translation
And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.

World English Bible
They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were watching him, whether on the sabbaths he will heal him, that they might accuse him.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They watched him - Παρετηρουν αυτον, they maliciously watched him. See on Luke 14:1 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 37:32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.

Isaiah 29:20,21 For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off...

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom...

Luke 6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently...

Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

John 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said...

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And Judas Iscariot
AND JUDAS ISCARIOT TEXT: "And Judas Iscariot."--Mark 3:19. There is something about the name of this miserable man which commands our attention at once. There is a sort of fascination about his wickedness, and when we read his story it is difficult to give it up until we have come to its awful end. It is rather significant, it would seem to me, that his name should come last in the list of the Apostles, and the text, "And Judas Iscariot," would suggest to me not only that his name was last, but
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Anger and Grief of Jesus
He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.'--Mark iii. 5. Our Lord goes into the synagogue at Capernaum, where He had already wrought more than one miracle, and there He finds an object for His healing power, in a poor man with a withered hand; and also a little knot of His enemies. The scribes and Pharisees expect Christ to heal the man. So much had they learned of His tenderness and of His power. But their belief that He could work a miracle did not
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"He Ordained Twelve"
"And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach." It was beneath the sheltering trees of the mountainside, but a little distance from the Sea of Galilee, that the twelve were called to the apostolate, and the Sermon on the Mount was given. The fields and hills were the favorite resorts of Jesus, and much of His teaching was given under the open sky, rather
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Who are My Brethren?
The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights to prayer, that through the day He was thronged by great companies of people, and did not give Himself time so much as to eat. His friends felt that He was wearing Himself out by His incessant labor; they were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Matthew 12:10
and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

Mark 3:3
Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."

Luke 6:7
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.

Luke 11:54
waiting to catch him in something he might say.

Luke 14:1
One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.

Luke 20:20
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.

John 8:6
They were using this question as a trap,in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

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