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Mark 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Man with a Withered Hand

(Mat 12:9–14; Luk 6:6–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:1 - Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:2 - And they watched Jesus,[fn] to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:3 - And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:4 - And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:5 - And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:6 - The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

A Great Crowd Follows Jesus

(Mat 12:15–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:7 - Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:8 - and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:9 - And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:10 - for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed around him to touch him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:11 - And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:12 - And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.

The Twelve Apostles

(Mat 10:1–4; Luk 6:12–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:13 - And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:14 - And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:15 - and have authority to cast out demons.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:16 - He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:17 - James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:18 - Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:19 - and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
(Mat 12:22–30; Luk 11:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:20 - Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:22 - And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:24 - If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:25 - And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:26 - And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:27 - But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.
(Mat 12:31, 32; Luk 12:10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:28 - “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:29 - but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:30 - for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

(Mat 12:46–50; Luk 8:19–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:31 - And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers[fn] are outside, seeking you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:33 - And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:34 - And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:35 - For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
ESV Footnotes
Greek him
Greek kananaios, meaning zealot
Other manuscripts add and your sisters

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