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The Gospel according to Saint Mark, chapter 3, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 3

New English Translation


   Healing a Withered Hand
   1 Then Jesus entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2 They watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they could accuse him. 3 So he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Stand up among all these people." 4 Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath, or evil, to save a life or destroy it?" But they were silent. 5 After looking around at them in anger, grieved by the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 So the Pharisees went out immediately and began plotting with the Herodians, as to how they could assassinate him.
   Crowds by the Sea
   7 Then Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him. And from Judea, 8 Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan River, and around Tyre and Sidon a great multitude came to him when they heard about the things he had done. 9 Because of the crowd, he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him so the crowd would not press toward him. 10 For he had healed many, so that all who were afflicted with diseases pressed toward him in order to touch him. 11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." 12 But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.
   Appointing the Twelve Apostles
   13 Now Jesus went up the mountain and called for those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve (whom he named apostles), so that they would be with him and he could send them to preach 15 and to have authority to cast out demons. 16 He appointed twelve: To Simon he gave the name Peter; 17 to James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee, he gave the name Boanerges (that is, "sons of thunder"); 18 and Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
   Jesus and Beelzebul
   20 Now Jesus went home, and a crowd gathered so that they were not able to eat. 21 When his family heard this they went out to restrain him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." 22 The experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebul, " and, "By the ruler of demons he casts out demons." 23 So he called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom will not be able to stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan rises against himself and is divided, he is not able to stand and his end has come. 27 But no one is able to enter a strong man's house and steal his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can thoroughly plunder his house. 28 I tell you the truth, people will be forgiven for all sins, even all the blasphemies they utter. 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin" 30 (because they said, "He has an unclean spirit").
   Jesus' True Family
   31 Then Jesus' mother and his brothers came. Standing outside, they sent word to him, to summon him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him and they said to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you." 33 He answered them and said, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 34 And looking at those who were sitting around him in a circle, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."

King James Version


   1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
   2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
   3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
   4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
   5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
   6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
   7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
   8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
   9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
   10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
   11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
   12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
   13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
   14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
   15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
   16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
   17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
   18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
   19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
   20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
   21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
   22 ¶ And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
   23 And he called them unto him, and said unto 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 cannot stand.
   26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
   27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
   28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
   29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
   30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
   31 ¶ There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
   32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
   33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
   34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
   35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
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