A House Divided

20 Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.a
References for Mark 3:20
    • g 3:20 - Lit eat bread, or eat a meal
      21 When His family heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, "He's out of His mind."b
      References for Mark 3:21
          22 The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul in Him!" and, "He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!"
          23 So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
          24 If a kingdom 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! c
          References for Mark 3:26
            • i 3:26 - 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 the strong man. Then he will rob his house.
              28 I assure you: People will be forgiven for all sins d and whatever blasphemies they may blaspheme.
              References for Mark 3:28
                • j 3:28 - Lit All things will be forgiven the sons of men
                  29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" e-
                  References for Mark 3:29
                    • k 3:29 - Other mss read is subject to eternal judgment
                      30 because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

                      True Relationships

                      31 Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent [word] to Him and called Him.
                      References for Mark 3:31
                          32 A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, "Look, Your mother, Your brothers, and Your sistersf are outside asking for You."
                          References for Mark 3:32
                            • l 3:32 - Other mss omit and Your sisters
                              33 He 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!
                              35 Whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."