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Mark 3:12-22 (New International Version)

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12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.1

The Appointing of the Twelve Apostles

3:16-19pp -- Mt 10:2-4; Lk 6:14-16; Ac 1:13

13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.2 14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostlesa3--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.4 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);5 17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder); 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Jesus and Beelzebub

3:23-27pp -- Mt 12:25-29; Lk 11:17-22

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered,6 so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.7 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."8 22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem9 said, "He is possessed by Beelzebubb !10 By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."11
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