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1 And he went again into the Synagogue; and there was a man there whose hand was dead. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 And they were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath day, so that they might have something against him. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
3 And he said to the man, Get up and come forward. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 And he said to them, Is it right to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil? to give life or to put to death? But they said nothing. 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 And looking round on them he was angry, being sad because of their hard hearts; and he said to the man, Put out your hand. And he put it out, and his hand was made well. 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 And the Pharisees went out, and straight away made designs with the Herodians about how they might put him to death. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
7 And Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great number from Galilee came after him: and from Judaea, 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and the other side of Jordan, and the country about Tyre and Sidon, a great number, hearing what great things he did, came to him. 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.
9 And he made a request to his disciples to have a little boat ready for him, so that he might not be crushed by the people; 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 made such a great number well that all those who were diseased were falling down before him for the purpose of touching him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, went down before him, crying out, and saying, You are the Son of God. 11 Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."
12 And he gave them special orders not to say who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 And he went up into the mountain, and sent for those whom it was his pleasure to have with him: and they went to him. 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14 And he took twelve to be with him, so that he might send them out as preachers, 14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostles--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15 And give them the power of driving out evil spirits: 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 To Simon he gave the second name of Peter; 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 And to James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, he gave the second name of Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder: 17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder);
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot; 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 And Judas Iscariot, who was false to him. 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 And he went into a house. And the people came together again, so that they were not even able to take bread. 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.
21 And when his friends had news of it, they went out to get him, saying, He is off his head. 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the ruler of evil spirits he sends evil spirits out of men. 22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub ! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
23 And turning to them, he said to them in the form of a story, How is it possible for Satan to put out Satan? 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 If there is division in a kingdom, that kingdom will come to destruction; 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if there is division in a house, that house will come to destruction; 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan is at war with himself, and there is division in him, he will not keep his place but will come to an end. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 But no one is able to go into the house of the strong man and take his goods, without first putting cords round the strong man, and then he will take his goods. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.
28 Truly, I say to you, The sons of men will have forgiveness for all their sins and for all the evil words they say: 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 But whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but the evil he has done will be with him for ever: 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."
30 Because they said, He has an unclean spirit. 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 And his mother and brothers came and were outside, and sent for him, requesting to see him. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 And a great number were seated round him; and they said to him, See, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 And he said in answer, Who are my mother and my brothers? 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 And looking round at those who were seated about him, he said, See, my mother and my brothers! 34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Whoever does God's pleasure, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."