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1 Then Jesus went back to the synagogue, where there was a man who had a paralyzed hand. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Some people were there who wanted to accuse Jesus of doing wrong; so they watched him closely to see whether he would cure the man on the Sabbath. 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 Jesus said to the man, "Come up here to the front." 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then he asked the people, "What does our Law allow us to do on the Sabbath? To help or to harm? To save someone's life or to destroy it?" But they did not say a thing. 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 Jesus was angry as he looked around at them, but at the same time he felt sorry for them, because they were so stubborn and wrong. Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and it became well again. 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 So the Pharisees left the synagogue and met at once with some members of Herod's party, and they made plans to kill Jesus. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
7 Jesus and his disciples went away to Lake Galilee, and a large crowd followed him. They had come from Galilee, from Judea, 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 from Jerusalem, from the territory of Idumea, from the territory on the east side of the Jordan, and from the region around the cities of Tyre and Sidon. All these people came to Jesus because they had heard of the things he was doing. 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 The crowd was so large that Jesus told his disciples to get a boat ready for him, so that the people would not crush him. 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 He had healed many people, and all the sick kept pushing their way to him in order to touch him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 And whenever the people who had evil spirits in them saw him, they would fall down before him and scream, "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 Jesus sternly ordered the evil spirits not to tell anyone who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Then Jesus went up a hill and called to himself the men he wanted. They came to him, 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14 and he chose twelve, whom he named apostles. "I have chosen you to be with me," he told them. "I will also send you out to preach, 14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostles--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15 and you will have authority to drive out demons." 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 These are the twelve he chose: Simon (Jesus gave him the name Peter); 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee (Jesus gave them the name Boanerges, which means "Men of Thunder"); 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 Patriot, 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus. 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 Then Jesus went home. Again such a large crowd gathered that Jesus and his disciples had no time to eat. 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.
21 When his family heard about it, they set out to take charge of him, because people were saying, "He's gone mad!" 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
22 Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, "He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive them out." 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 So Jesus called them to him and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan? 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 If a country divides itself into groups which fight each other, that country will fall apart. 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 If a family divides itself into groups which fight each other, that family will fall apart. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 So if Satan's kingdom divides into groups, it cannot last, but will fall apart and come to an end. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 "No one can break into a strong man's house and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. 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 "I assure you that people can be forgiven all their sins and all the evil things they may 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 be forgiven, because he has committed an eternal sin." 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."
30 (Jesus said this because some people were saying, "He has an evil spirit in him.") 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. They stood outside the house and sent in a message, asking for him. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 A crowd was sitting around Jesus, and they said to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, and they want you." 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 He looked at the people sitting around him and said, "Look! Here are 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 what God wants is my brother, my sister, my mother." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."