Mark 3

The Man with the Paralyzed Hand

1Now a He entered the
synagogue(s): A place where the Jewish people met for prayer, worship and teaching of the Scriptures
synagogue c again, and a man was there who had a paralyzed d hand.
2In order to accuse e Him, they were watching Him closely f to see whether He would heal g him on the Sabbath. h 3He told the man with the paralyzed hand, “Stand before us.
Lit Rise up in the middle
4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful j on the Sabbath to do what is good k or to do what is evil, l to save life m or to kill?n But they were silent. o 5After looking around at them with anger p and sorrow at the hardness q of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. r 6 Immediately the
Pharisee(s): In Judaism a religious sect that followed the whole written and oral law
Pharisees t went out and started plotting u with the
Herod/Herodians: The name of the Idumean family ruling Palestine from 37 b.c. to a.d. 95; the main rulers from this family mentioned in the NT are: Herod Antipas(4 b.c.-a.d. 39) son of Herod the Great; ruled one-fourth of his father's kingdom (Galilee and Perea); killed John the Baptist and mocked Jesus; Herod I (37 b.c.-4 b.c.) also known as Herod the Great; built the great temple in Jerusalem and massacred the male babies in Bethlehem; Herod Agrippa I (A.D. 3744) The grandson of Herod the Great; he beheaded James the apostle and imprisoned Peter; Herod Agrippa II (A.D. 52ca 95) The great-grandson of Herod the Great; he heard Paul's defense. Herodians were political supporters of Herod the Great and his family
Herodians w against Him, how they might destroy x Him.

Ministering to the Multitude

7 Jesus y departed with His disciples to the sea, and a large crowd followed from Galilee, z Judea, aa 8 Jerusalem, ab Idumea, beyond the Jordan, ac and around Tyre ad and Sidon. ae The large crowd came to Him because they heard about everything He was doing. 9 Then He told His disciples to have a small boat af ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him. 10 Since He had healed ag many, all who had diseases were pressing toward Him to touch ah Him. 11 Whenever the
unclean: When something is clean, it is holy or acceptable to God. When it is unclean, it is unholy (such as an unclean spirit). The term can be used in a ritual sense to apply to moral standards for living.
unclean aj spirits ak saw Him, those possessed fell down al before Him and cried out, “You are the Son of God!” am
12 And He would strongly warn an them not to make Him known. ao

The 12 Apostles

13 Then ap He went up the mountain aq and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him. 14He also appointed 12 – He also named them apostles
Other mss omit He also named them apostles
as – to be with Him, to send them out to preach, at
15 and to have authority to
Other mss add heal diseases, and to
drive out demons.

16He appointed the Twelve:
Other mss omit He appointed the Twelve

To Simon, ax He gave the name Peter; ay
17 and to James az the son of Zebedee, ba
and to his brother John, bb
He gave the name “Boanerges
(that is, “Sons of Thunderbc);
18 Andrew; bd
Philip be and Bartholomew;
Matthew bf and Thomas; bg
James the son of Alphaeus,
and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot,
Lit the Cananaean

19 and Judas Iscariot,
Iscariot is probably “a man of Kerioth,” a town in Judea.
who also betrayed Him.

A House Divided

20 Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.
Or eat a meal; lit eat bread
21When His family bl heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, “He’s out of His mind.” bm

22 The
scribe(s): A professional group in Judaism that copied the law of Moses and interpreted it, especially in legal cases
scribes bo who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He has
Beelzebul: A term of slander, which was variously interpreted "lord of flies," "lord of dung," or "ruler of demons"; 2 Kg 1:2; Mk 3:22
Beelzebul bq in Him!” and, “He drives out br demons bs by the ruler bt of the demons!” bu

23 So He summoned bv them and spoke to them in parables: bw “How can Satan bx drive out Satan? by 24 If a kingdom bz is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished!
Lit but he has an end

27“On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man’s house and rob his possessions unless he first ties up cb the strong man. Then he will rob his house. 28
I assure you: This is a phrase used only by Jesus to testify to the certainty and importance of His words; in Mt, Mk and Lk it is literally Amen, I say to you, and in Jn it is literally Amen, amen, I say to you.
I assure you: People will be forgiven for all sins
Lit All things will be forgiven the sons of men
and whatever blasphemies ce they may blaspheme.
29 But whoever blasphemes cf against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, cg but is
guilt/guilty: The liability to be punished for a fault, a sin, an act, or an omission unless there is forgiveness or atonement; the term normally concerns an objective fact, not a subjective feeling.
guilty ci of an eternal sin
Other mss read is subject to eternal judgment
30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” cl

True Relationships

31 Then cm His mother cn and His brothers co came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him. 32A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, “Look, Your mother, Your brothers, cp and Your sisters
Other mss omit and Your sisters
are outside asking for You.”

33He replied to them, “Who are My mother and My brothers? 34 And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! cr 35 Whoever does the will of God cs is My brother and sister and mother.”
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