11He 2enteredagain into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered.
23They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, 4so that they might accuse Him.
He said to the man with the witheredhand, "aGet up and come forward !"4
And He said to them, "Is it lawful to dogoodor to doharm on the Sabbath, to save a lifeor to kill?" But they keptsilent.
After 5lookingaround at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
The Phariseeswent out and immediately began bconspiring with the 6Herodiansagainst Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
77Jesuswithdrew to the sea with His disciples; and 8a greatmultitude from Galileefollowed; and also from Judea,
and from Jerusalem, and from 9Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of 10Tyre and Sidon, a greatnumber of peopleheard of all that He was doing and came to Him.
911And He told His disciples that a boat should standready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;
for He had 12healedmany, with the result that all those whohad13afflictionspressedaround Him in order to 14touch Him.
11Whenever the uncleanspiritssaw Him, they would falldownbefore Him and shout, "You are 15the Son of God!"
And He 16earnestlywarned them not to ctellwho He was.
And He went up on 17the mountain and 18summoned those whom He Himselfwanted, and they came to Him.
And He appointedtwelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,
and to haveauthority to cast out the demons.
And He appointed the twelve: 19Simon (to whom He gave the namePeter ),
and dJames, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of eJames (to them He gave the nameBoanerges, whichmeans, "Sons of Thunder ");
and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and fJames the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the gZealot;
and JudasIscariot, whobetrayed Him.
And He cameh20home, and the 21crowdgatheredagain, 22to such an extent that they could not eveneatia meal.
When 23His own jpeople heard of this, they went out to takecustody of Him; for they were saying, "24He has lost His senses."
The scribes who camedown25from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by k26Beelzebul," and "27He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."
2328And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in 29parables, "Howcan30Satancast out Satan?24"If a kingdom is dividedagainstitself, that kingdomcannotstand.25"If a house is dividedagainstitself, that house will not be able to stand.26"If31Satan has risen up againsthimself and is divided, he cannotstand, but lhe is finished!27"32But noonecanenter the strongman'shouse and plunder his propertyunless he firstbinds the strongman, and then he will plunder his house.28"33Truly I say to you, allsins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whateverblasphemies they utter;29but 34whoeverblasphemesagainst the HolySpiritneverhasforgiveness, but is guilty of an eternalsin "-
30because they were saying, "He has an uncleanspirit."
3135Then His mother and His brothersarrived, and standingoutside they sent word to Him and called Him.
A crowd was sittingaround Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outsidelooking for You."
33Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"34Lookingabout at those who were sittingaround Him, He said, "36Behold My mother and My brothers!35"For whoever37does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."