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1 At another time, when He went to the synagogue, there was a man there with one arm shrivelled up. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 They closely watched Him to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath--so as to have a charge to bring 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 "Come forward," said He to the man with the shrivelled arm. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then He asked them, "Are we allowed to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil? to save a life, or to destroy one?" They remained 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 Grieved and indignant at the hardening of their hearts, He looked round on them with anger, and said to the man, "Stretch out your arm." He stretched it out, and the arm was completely restored. 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 But no sooner had the Pharisees left the synagogue than they held a consultation with the Herodians against Jesus, to devise some means of destroying Him. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
7 Accordingly Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the Lake, and a vast crowd of people from Galilee followed Him; 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 and from Judaea and Jerusalem and Idumaea and from beyond the Jordan and from the district of Tyre and Sidon there came to Him a vast crowd, hearing of all that 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 So He gave directions to His disciples to keep a small boat in constant attendance on Him because of the throng--to prevent their crushing 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 For He had cured many of the people, so that all who had any ailments pressed upon Him, to touch Him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 And the foul spirits, whenever they saw Him, threw themselves down at His feet, screaming out: "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 He many a time checked them, forbidding them to say who He was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Then He went up the hill; and those whom He Himself chose He called, 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 of them, that they might be with Him, and that He might also send them to proclaim His Message, 14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostles--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15 with authority to expel the demons. 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 These twelve were Simon (to whom He gave the surname of Peter), 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 James the son of Zabdi and John the brother of James (these two He surnamed Boanerges, that 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 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananaean, 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 and Judas Iscariot, the man who also betrayed Him. 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 And He went into a house. But again the crowd assembled, so that there was no opportunity for them even to snatch a meal. 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.
21 Hearing of this, His relatives came to seize Him by force, for 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 The Scribes, too, who had come down from Jerusalem said, "He has Baal-zebul in him; and it is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he expels the 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 He called them to Him, and using figurative language He appealed to them, saying, "How is it possible for Satan to expel Satan? 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 For if civil war breaks out in a kingdom, nothing can make that kingdom last; 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 and if a family splits into parties, that family cannot continue. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 So if Satan has risen in arms and has made war upon himself, stand he cannot, but meets his end. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 Nay, no one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will 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 In solemn truth I tell you that all their sins may be pardoned to the sons of men, and all their blasphemies, however they may have blasphemed; 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, he remains for ever unabsolved: he is guilty of a sin of the Ages." 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."
30 This was because they said, "He is possessed by a foul spirit." 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 By this time His mother and His brothers arrive, and standing outside they send a message to Him to call Him. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 Now a crowd was sitting round Him; so they tell Him, "Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, inquiring for you." 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" He replied. 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 And, fixing His eyes on the people who were sitting round Him in a circle, He said, 34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 "Here are my mother and my brothers. For wherever there is one who has been obedient to God, there is my brother--my sister--and my mother." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."