Mark 3:23
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So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?

King James Bible
And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Darby Bible Translation
And having called them to [him], he said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

World English Bible
He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

Young's Literal Translation
And, having called them near, in similes he said to them, 'How is the Adversary able to cast out the Adversary?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He hath Beelzebub - See on Matthew 12:24-26 (note).

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in parables.

Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp.

Matthew 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not to them:

How.

Matthew 12:25-30 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...

Luke 11:17-23 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...

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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 4:10
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

Matthew 12:25
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Matthew 13:3
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Mark 3:24
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Mark 4:2
He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:

Mark 4:11
He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables

Mark 12:1
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.

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