Mark 3:7-15 NIV

Crowds Follow Jesus

3:7-12pp -- Mt 12:15,16; Lk 6:17-19

7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.1

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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.2

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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 healed many,3 so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.4

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11 Whenever the evila spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."5

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    • a 3:11 - Greek "unclean"; also in verse 30
      12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.6

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      The Appointing of the Twelve Apostles

      3:16-19pp -- Mt 10:2-4; Lk 6:14-16; Ac 1:13

      13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.7

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      14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostlesb8--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

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        • b 3:14 - Some manuscripts do not have "designating them apostles."
          15 and to have authority to drive out demons.9

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