Chapter 3Mark


1 And he entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there who had his :hand withered. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath[s]; that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith to the man that had his :hand withered, †Stand forth. 4 And he saith to them, Is it lawful on the sabbath[s] to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they were silent. 5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their :heart, he saith to the man, Stretch forth thy :hand. And he stretched forth; and his :hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway with the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

7 And :Jesus with his :disciples withdrew unto the sea: and a great multitude from :Galilee followed; and from :Judæa, 8 and from Jerusalem, and from :Idumæa, and beyond the Jordan, and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came unto him. 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat wait on him because of the crowd, lest they throng him: 10 for he had healed many; so that as many as had scourges pressed upon him that they might touch him. 11 And the unclean :spirits, whensoever they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of :God. 12 And he charged them much that they should not make him manifest. 13 And he goeth up into the mountain, and calleth unto him whom he himself would; and they went away unto him. 14 And he appointed twelve whom he also named apostles, that they be with him, and that he send them forth to preach, 15 and to have authority to cast out :demons: 16 and he appointed the twelve (and surnamed :Simon) Peter, 17 and James the son of :Zebedee, and John the brother of :James (and surnamed them Boanērges, which is, Sons of thunder): 18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James, the son of :Alphæus, and Thaddæus and Simon the Cananæan, 19 and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.
20 And he cometh into a house. And the crowd cometh together again, so that they could not even eat bread. 21 And when :his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said that he is beside himself. 22 And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem were saying that he hath Beelzebul, and that by the prince of the demons casteth he out the demons. 23 And he called them unto him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that :kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that :house will not be able to stand. 26 And if :Satan hath risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong, and then he will spoil his :house. 28 Amen I say unto you, [that] All things shall be forgiven unto the sons of :men, the sins and the blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 but whoso shall blaspheme against the Holy :Spirit hath not forgiveness unto the age, but is guilty of an eternal sin: 30 because they were saying, He hath an unclean spirit. 31 And his :mother and his :brethren come; and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32 And a crowd was sitting about him; and they say to him, Lo, thy :mother and thy :brethren without seek for thee. 33 And he answered them, and saith, Who is my :mother and my :brethren? 34 And looking round on them that sat round him in a circle, he saith, See, :my mother and my :brethren! 35 whosoever shall do the will of :God, the same is my brother and sister and mother.