And He appointed the twelve: 1Simon (to whom He gave the namePeter ),
and aJames, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of bJames (to them He gave the nameBoanerges, whichmeans, "Sons of Thunder ");
and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and cJames the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the dZealot;
and JudasIscariot, whobetrayed Him.
And He camee2home, and the 3crowdgatheredagain, 4to such an extent that they could not eveneatfa meal.
When 5His own gpeople heard of this, they went out to takecustody of Him; for they were saying, "6He has lost His senses."
The scribes who camedown7from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by h8Beelzebul," and "9He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."
2310And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in 11parables, "Howcan12Satancast 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"If13Satan has risen up againsthimself and is divided, he cannotstand, but ihe is finished!