1 And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
2 So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they
might accuse Him.
3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, Stand up in the middle.
4 And He said to them, Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life
or to kill? But they kept silent.
5 And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardness of
their hearts, He said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and his
hand was restored as whole as the other.
6 And the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against
Him, how they might destroy Him.
7 But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee
followed Him, and from Judea
8 and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a
great multitude, when they heard how many things He was doing, came to Him.
9 And He said to His disciples that a small boat should be kept ready for Him because of the multitude, that they might not press upon Him.
10 For He healed many, such that, as many as had plagues lunged upon Him in order to touch Him.
11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out,
saying, You are the Son of God!
12 But He sternly warned them that they should not make Him known.
13 And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And
they came to Him.
14 And He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them forth to preach,
15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
16 Simon, to whom He gave the name Peter;
17 Jacob the son of Zebedee and John the brother of Jacob, to whom He gave the name
Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder;
18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, Jacob the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Canaanite;
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.
20 And the multitude came together again, so that they were not even able to eat bread.
21 But when His next of kin heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, He is beside Himself.
22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and, by
the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.
23 So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.
26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an
27 No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds
the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
28 Truly, I say to you, All sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever
blasphemies they may blaspheme;
29 but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has remission, but is subject to
30 because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
31 Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him,
32 And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, Behold, Your mother
and Your brothers are seeking You outside.
33 But He answered them, saying, Who is My mother, or My brothers?
34 And He looked around in a circle at those who sat around Him, and said, Behold My mother and My brothers.
35 For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.