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1 Another time when Jesus went into a synagogue, a man with a crippled hand was there. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Some people watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal the man on the Sabbath day so they could accuse 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 Jesus said to the man with the crippled hand, "Stand up here in the middle of everyone." 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then Jesus asked the people, "Which is lawful on the Sabbath day: to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to kill?" But they said nothing to answer him. 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 at the people, and he felt very sad because they were stubborn. Then he said to the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held out his hand and it was healed. 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 Then the Pharisees left and began making plans with the Herodiansn about a way 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 followers for the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed him. 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 Also many people came from Judea, from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from the lands across the Jordan River, and from the area of Tyre and Sidon. When they heard what Jesus was doing, many people 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 When Jesus saw the crowds, he told his followers to get a boat ready for him to keep people from crowding against 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, so all the sick were pushing toward him to touch him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 When evil spirits saw Jesus, they fell down before him and shouted, "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 But Jesus strongly warned them not to tell who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Then Jesus went up on a mountain and called to him the men 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 Jesus chose twelve men and called them apostles. He wanted them to be with him, and he wanted to send them 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 to have the authority to force demons out of people. 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 These are the twelve men he chose: Simon (Jesus named him Peter), 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 James and John, the sons of Zebedee (Jesus named them Boanerges, which means "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 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the 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 turned against Jesus. 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 Then Jesus went home, but again a crowd gathered. There were so many people that Jesus and his followers could not 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 this, they went to get him because they thought he was 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 But the teachers of the law from Jerusalem were saying, "Beelzebul is living inside him! He uses power from the ruler of demons to force demons out of people." 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 the people together and taught them with stories. He said, "Satan will not force himself out of people. 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 A kingdom that is divided cannot continue, 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 and a family that is divided cannot continue. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan is against himself and fights against his own people, he cannot continue; that is the end of Satan. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 No one can enter a strong person's house and steal his things unless he first ties up the strong person. Then he can steal things from the 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 tell you the truth, all sins that people do and all the things people say against God can be forgiven. 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 But anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of a sin that continues forever." 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 teachers of the law said that he had an evil spirit inside him. 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to tell him to come out. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 Many people were sitting around Jesus, and they said to him, "Your mother and brothers are waiting for you outside." 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 Jesus asked, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then he looked at those sitting around him and said, "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 My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."