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Mark 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Healing on the Sabbath
Jesus’ Apostles and His True Family
(Matt. 12:9–14; Luke 6:6–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:1 - And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:2 - So they watched Him closely, 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 who had the withered hand, “Step forward.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:4 - Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:5 - And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:6 - Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
A Great Multitude Follows Jesus
(Matt. 12:15–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:7 - But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judea
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:8 - and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard how many things He was doing, came to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:9 - So He told His disciples that a small boat should be kept ready for Him because of the multitude, lest they should crush Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:10 - For He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:11 - And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:12 - But He sternly warned them that they should not make Him known.
The Twelve Apostles
(Matt. 10:1–4; Luke 6:12–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:13 - And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:14 - Then He appointed twelve,[fn] that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:15 - and to have power to heal sicknesses and[fn] to cast out demons:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:16 - Simon,[fn] 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, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananite;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:19 - and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.
A House Divided Cannot Stand
(Matt. 12:22–30; Luke 11:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:20 - Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:22 - And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - So He called them to Himself 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 cannot stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:26 - “And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:27 - “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
The Unpardonable Sin
(Matt. 12:31, 32; Luke 12:10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:28 - “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:29 - “but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:30 - because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers Send for Him
(Matt. 12:46–50; Luke 8:19–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:31 - Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers[fn] are outside seeking You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:33 - But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:34 - And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:35 - “For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits as whole as the other.
NU-Text adds whom He also named apostles.
NU-Text omits to heal sicknesses and.
NU-Text reads and He appointed the twelve: Simon . . . .
NU-Text and M-Text add and Your sisters.

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