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Mark 3 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue. A man with a weak and twisted hand was there. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Some Pharisees were trying to find fault with Jesus. They watched him closely. They wanted to see if he would heal the man on the Sabbath day. 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 spoke to the man with the weak and twisted hand. "Stand up in front of everyone," he said. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then Jesus asked them, "What does the Law say we should do on the Sabbath day? Should we do good? Or should we do evil? Should we save life? Or should we kill?" But no one answered. 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 looked around at them in anger. He was very upset because their hearts were stubborn. Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was as good as new. 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 went out and began to make plans with the Herodians. They wanted to kill Jesus. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
7 Jesus went off to the Sea of Galilee with his disciples. A large crowd from Galilee followed. 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 People heard about all that Jesus was doing. And many came to him. They came from Judea, Jerusalem, and Idumea. They came from the lands east of the Jordan River. And they came from the area around Tyre and Sidon. 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 Because of the crowd, Jesus told his disciples to get a small boat ready for him. This would keep the people from crowding 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 Jesus had healed many people. So those who were sick were pushing forward to touch him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 When people with evil spirits saw him, they fell down in front of him. The spirits 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 ordered them not to tell who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Jesus went up on a mountainside. He called for certain people to come to him, and they came. 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14 He appointed 12 of them and called them apostles. From that time on they would be with him. He would also 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 They would have authority to drive out demons. 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 So Jesus appointed the Twelve. Simon was one of them. Jesus gave him the name Peter. 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 There were James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. Jesus gave them the name Boanerges. Boanerges 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 There were also Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, and James, son of Alphaeus. And there were Thaddaeus and Simon the Zealot. 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 Judas Iscariot was one of them too. He was the one who was later going to hand Jesus over to his enemies. 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 Jesus entered a house. Again a crowd gathered. It was so large that Jesus and his disciples were not even able 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 His family heard about this. So they went to take charge of him. They said, "He is 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 Some teachers of the law were there. They had come down from Jerusalem. They said, "He is controlled by Beelzebub! He is driving out demons by the power of the prince 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 So Jesus called them over and spoke to them by using stories. He said, "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 kingdom fights against itself, it can't stand. 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 If a family is divided, it can't stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan fights against himself, and his helpers are divided, he can't stand. That is the end of him. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 In fact, none of you can enter a strong man's house and just take what the man owns. You must first tie him up. Then you can rob 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 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Everyone's sins and evil words against God will be forgiven. 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 But anyone who speaks evil things against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. His guilt will last 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 were saying, "He has an evil spirit." 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 Jesus' mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to get him. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 A crowd was sitting around Jesus. They told him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside. They are looking for you." 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" he asked. 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then Jesus looked at the people sitting in a circle around him. He said, "Here is my mother! Here are my brothers! 34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Anyone who does what God wants is my brother or sister or mother." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."