Mark 3

1 He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.
2 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the day of Shabbat, that they might accuse him.
3 He said to the man who had his hand withered, "Stand up."
4 He said to them, "Is it lawful on the day of Shabbat to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent.
5 When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.
6 The Perushim went out, and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 Yeshua withdrew to the sea with his talmidim, and a great multitude followed him from the Galil, from Yehudah,
8 from Yerushalayim, from Idumaea, beyond the Yarden, and those from around Tzor and Tzidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.
9 He spoke to his talmidim that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on him.
10 For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.
11 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of God!"
12 He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.
13 He went up into the mountain, and called to himself whom he wanted, and they went to him.
14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach,
15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
16 Shim`on, to whom he gave the name Kefa;
17 Ya`akov the son of Zavdai; Yochanan, the brother of Ya`akov, and them he surnamed Benei-Regesh, which means, Sons of Thunder;
18 Andrai; Pilipos; Bar-Talmai; Mattityahu; T'oma; Ya`akov, the son of Halfai; Taddi; Shim`on the Zealot;
19 and Yehudah from K'riot, who also betrayed him. He came into a house.
20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
22 The Sofrim who came down from Yerushalayim said, "He has Ba`al-Zibbul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons."
23 He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Hasatan cast out Hasatan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 If Hasatan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can't stand, but has an end.
27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.
28 Most assuredly I tell you, all their sins will be forgiven to the sons of men, and their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme;
29 but whoever may blaspheme against the Ruach HaKodesh never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"
30 -- because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
31 His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
32 A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, "Behold, your mother, your brothers, and your sisters are outside looking for you."
33 He answered them, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"
34 Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!
35 For whoever may do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."

Mark 3 Commentaries

The Hebrew Names Version is in the public domain.