Mark 31He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered. 2They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. 3He said to the man with the withered hand ▼
▼M TR "who had a withered hand", "Stand up in the middle." 4He 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. 5When 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 ▼
▼NU Vg. M TR add "as healthy as the other". 6The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed ▼
▼M TR add "him"from Galilee, from Judea, 8from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, 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. 11The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and shouted, "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, designating them apostles ▼
▼M TR "that they might be with him" instead of "designating them apostles", and that he might send them out to preach, 15and to have authority to ▼
▼M TR add "heal sicknesses and"cast out demons: 16And he appointed the Twelve: ▼
▼M TR omits "And he appointed the Twelve"Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; 17Jacob the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of Jacob, and he surnamed them Boanerges ▼
▼Possibly for Hebrew "Benei-Regesh"which means, Sons of Thunder; 18Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; Jacob, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; 19and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
20Then he came into a house. ▼
▼M TR move sentence to end of 3:19The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21When his family heard it, they went out to take charge of him: for they said, "He is out of his mind." 22The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons."
23So he summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26If Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot 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 sins of the sons of men ▼
▼Or, "children of men," "people"will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme; 29but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal judgment" 30-because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
31Then his brothers and his mother came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him. 32A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers ▼
▼TR Vg P (Aleph B, et al.) reading. NU M add "and your sisters"are outside looking for you."
33And he answered them, saying, "Who are my mother or my brothers?" 34Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers! 35For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."
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