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Mark 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

(Mat 12:9–14; Luk 6:6–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:1 - Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:2 - And they watched him, 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 who had 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 Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.
(Mat 12:15–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:7 - Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:8 - and Jerusalem and Idume'a and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, 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 should crush him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:10 - for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:11 - And whenever the unclean spirits beheld 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 Are Chosen

(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, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:15 - and have authority to cast out demons:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:16 - Simon whom he surnamed Peter;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:17 - James the son of Zeb'edee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, 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 Cananaean,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:19 - and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;
(Mat 12:22–30; Luk 11:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:20 - and the crowd came together 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 people were saying, "He is beside himself."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:22 - And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Be-el'zebul, 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 sons of men, 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 had said, "He has an unclean spirit."
(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 about him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:33 - And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:34 - And looking around on those who sat about him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:35 - Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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