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1 Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed hand. 1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus' enemies watched him closely. Would he heal the man's hand on the Sabbath? If he did, they planned to condemn 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, "Come and stand in front of everyone." 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
4 Then he turned to his critics and asked, "Is it legal to do good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing harm? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?" But they wouldn't 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 He looked around at them angrily, because he was deeply disturbed by their hard hearts. Then he said to the man, "Reach out your hand." The man reached out his hand, and it 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 At once the Pharisees went away and met with the supporters of Herod to discuss plans for killing 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 out to the lake, followed by a huge crowd from all over Galilee, Judea, 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 Jerusalem, Idumea, from east of the Jordan River, and even from as far away as Tyre and Sidon. The news about his miracles had spread far and wide, and vast numbers of people came to see him for themselves. 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 instructed his disciples to bring around a boat and to have it ready in case he was crowded off the beach. 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 There had been many healings that day. As a result, many sick people were crowding around him, trying to touch him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 And whenever those possessed by evil spirits caught sight of him, they would fall down in front of him shrieking, "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 strictly warned them not to say who he was. 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
13 Afterward Jesus went up on a mountain and called the ones he wanted to go with him. 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 Then he selected twelve of them to be his regular companions, calling them apostles. He sent 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 he gave them authority to cast out demons. 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 These are the names of the twelve he chose: Simon (he renamed 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, but Jesus nicknamed them "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 (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon (the Zealot ), 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19 Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him). 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 When Jesus returned to the house where he was staying, the crowds began to gather again, and soon he and his disciples couldn't even find 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 what was happening, they tried to take him home with them. "He's out of his mind," they said. 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 religious law who had arrived from Jerusalem said, "He's possessed by Satan, the prince of demons. That's where he gets the power to cast out 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 over and said to them by way of illustration, "How can Satan cast out Satan? 23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24 A kingdom at war with itself will collapse. 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 A home divided against itself is doomed. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan is fighting against himself, how can he stand? He would never survive. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27 Let me illustrate this. You can't enter a strong man's house and rob him without first tying him up. Only then can his house be robbed! 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 any sin can be forgiven, including blasphemy; 28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29 but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin." 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."
30 He told them this because they were saying he had an evil spirit. 30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31 Jesus' mother and brothers arrived at the house where he was teaching. They stood outside and sent word for him to come out and talk with them. 31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 There was a crowd around Jesus, and someone said, "Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you." 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 Jesus replied, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" 33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then he looked at those around him and said, "These are my mother and 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 God's will is my brother and sister and mother." 35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."