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Mark 3 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus went into a synagogue again. A man who had a paralyzed hand was there. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 The people were watching Jesus closely. They wanted to see whether he would heal the man on the day of worship so that they could accuse him of doing something wrong. 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 So he told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Stand in the center [of the synagogue]." 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then he asked them, "Is it right to do good or to do evil on the day of worship, to give a person back his health or to let him die?" But they were silent. 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. He was deeply hurt because their minds were closed. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand became normal 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 The Pharisees left, and with Herod's followers they immediately plotted to kill Jesus. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
7 Jesus left with his disciples for the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd from Galilee, Judea, 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 Jerusalem, Idumea, and from across the Jordan River, and from around Tyre and Sidon followed him. They came to him because they had heard about everything 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 Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready so that the crowd 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 cured so many that everyone with a disease rushed up 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 Whenever people with evil spirits saw him, they would fall down in front of him and shout, "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 He gave them orders not to tell people who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Jesus went up a mountain, called those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14 He appointed twelve whom he called apostles. They were to accompany him and to be sent out by him to spread [the Good News]. 14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostles--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15 They also had the authority to force demons out of people. 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 He appointed these twelve: Simon (whom Jesus named Peter), 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 James and his brother John (Zebedee's sons whom Jesus named Boanerges, which means "Thunderbolts"), 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 Zealot, 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 and Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed Jesus). 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 Then Jesus went home. Another crowd gathered so that Jesus and his disciples could not even 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 went to get him. They said, "He's out of his mind!" 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
22 The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, "Beelzebul is in him," and "He forces demons out of people with the help of the ruler of demons." 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 Jesus called them together and used this illustration: "How can Satan force out Satan? 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a household is divided against itself, that household will not last. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 So if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot last. That will be the end of him. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 "No one can go into a strong man's house and steal his property. First he must tie up the strong man. Then he can go through the strong man's house and steal his property. 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 can guarantee this truth: People will be forgiven for any sin or curse. 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 But whoever curses the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. He is guilty of an everlasting 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 the scribes had said that he had an evil spirit. 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 Then his mother and his brothers arrived. They stood outside and sent someone to ask him to come out. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 The crowd sitting around Jesus told him, "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 He replied to them, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then looking at those who sat in a circle around him, he 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 and sister and mother." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."