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Healing a Hand on the Sabbath

1And again he went into the synagogue, and a man was there with a shriveled hand.
  2And they were closely watching him to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath day, so that they could accuse him.
  3And he says to the man who had the shriveled hand, “Stand up in the middle of the people.”
  4And he says to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save a life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
  5And looking around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardness of their hearts, he says to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
  6And the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
 

Large Crowds Follows Jesus

7And Jesus, with his disciples, withdrew to the lake and a large crowd from Galilee followed him, and a large crowd from Judea,
  8and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon, hearing everything he was doing, came to him.
  9And he told his disciples to prepare a small boat for him because of the crowd, so they would not crush him
  10because he had healed many, so that all those who had afflictions were pressing toward him in order to touch him.
  11And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of God.”
  12And he sternly warned them not to make him known.
 

The Twelve Apostles

13And he goes up on the mountain and calls to himself those whom he wanted, and they came to him.
  14And he appointed twelve, so that they would be with him and so that he could send them out to preach
  15and to have authority to cast out demons.
  16And he gave Simon the name “Peter,”
  17and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, even to them he gave the name “Boanerges,” (that is, Sons of Thunder);
  18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
  19and Judas Iscariot (who also betrayed him).

Jesus' Mother and Brothers Hear

And he comes into his home,
  20and the multitude comes together again, to such an extent that they were not able to eat bread.
  21And when those who were close to him heard it, they set out to take custody of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
 

A Divided Kingdom Will Fall

22And the experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons.”
  23And he called them to him and began speaking to them in parables, “How is the Adversarya able to cast out the Adversary?
  24And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand.
  25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
  26And if the Adversary has risen up against himself and is divided, he is not able to stand, but his end has come.
  27Furthermore, no one is able to enter into the house of the strong man and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man. And then he can plunder his house.
 

The Unforgivable Sin

28“Truly I say to you, all of people’s sins will be forgiven, and whatever defaming talk with which they defame,
  29but whoever defames the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an Age-abiding sin”—
  30because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
 

Jesus' Mother and Brothers Arrive

31And his mother and his brothers arrive and, standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
  32And a multitude was sitting around him, and they say to him, “Look!, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you.”
  33And he, answering them, says, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”
  34And looking around on those who were sitting around him, he says, “Behold, my mother and my brothers!
  35For whoever does the will of God, that one is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
 


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“Adversary” is the translation of the Greek satanas.

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