1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples
were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, Behold, Your disciples are doing
what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!
3 But He said to them, Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and
those who were with him:
4 how he entered the house of God and ate the Bread of Presentation which was not lawful for him
to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane
the Sabbath, and are blameless?
6 Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple.
7 But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not
have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.
9 And when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue.
10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying,
Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath? that they might accuse Him.
11 And He said to them, What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls
into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?
12 How much more, then, does a man excel a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on
13 Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and it was
restored whole, as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against Him, how they might destroy
15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed
Him, and He healed everyone of them.
16 And He warned them not to make Him known,
17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18 Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will declare judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He will not strive nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends
forth judgment to victory;
21 and in His name the Gentiles will hope.
22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He
healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.
23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, Is this not the Son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it they said, This one does not cast out demons except
by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.
25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself
is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom
27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?
Therefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come
29 Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first
binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
31 Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but
whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in
the age to come.
33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit
corrupt; for a tree is known by its fruit.
34 Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the
abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil
man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it
in the day of judgment.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, Teacher, we want to see a
sign from You.
39 But He answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a
sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the
Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold one greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold one greater than Solomon is here.
43 When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest,
and finds none.
44 Then he says, I will return to my house from which I came out. And when he comes,
he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and
they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it
also be unto this wicked generation.
46 While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood
outside, seeking to speak with Him.
47 Then one said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside,
seeking to speak with You.
48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, Who is My mother and who are
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Here are My mother and My brothers.
50 For whoever does the will of My Father in Heaven, that one is My brother and sister