Mark 3:1-19 NIV

1 Another time he went into the synagogue,1 and a man with a shriveled hand was there.

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2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely2 to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.3

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3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then Jesus asked them, "Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they remained silent.
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians4 how they might kill Jesus.5

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Crowds Follow Jesus

3:7-12pp -- Mt 12:15,16; Lk 6:17-19

7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.6

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8 When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.7

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9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.
10 For he had healed many,8 so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.9

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11 Whenever the evila spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."10

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    • a 3:11 - Greek "unclean"; also in verse 30
      12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.11

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      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.12

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      14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostlesb13--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

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        • b 3:14 - Some manuscripts do not have "designating them apostles."
          15 and to have authority to drive out demons.14

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          16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);15

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          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.