And He camea1home, and the 2crowdgatheredagain, 3to such an extent that they could not eveneatba meal.
When 4His own cpeople heard of this, they went out to takecustody of Him; for they were saying, "5He has lost His senses."
The scribes who camedown6from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by d7Beelzebul," and "8He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."
239And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in 10parables, "Howcan11Satancast 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"If12Satan has risen up againsthimself and is divided, he cannotstand, but ehe is finished!27"13But noonecanenter the strongman'shouse and plunder his propertyunless he firstbinds the strongman, and then he will plunder his house.28"14Truly I say to you, allsins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whateverblasphemies they utter;29but 15whoeverblasphemesagainst the HolySpiritneverhasforgiveness, but is guilty of an eternalsin "-
30because they were saying, "He has an uncleanspirit."
3116Then 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, "17Behold My mother and My brothers!35"For whoever18does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."