The Man With a Withered Hand
Mt 12:9–14; Lk 6:6–11
1#Mt 12:9–14; Mk 1:21Again, He entered the synagogue, and there was a man who had a withered hand. 2#Lk 14:1; 6:7They watched Him to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. 3He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Stand up.”
4Then He said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do evil on the Sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.
5#Lk 6:10; Ro 11:25When He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch your hand forward.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. 6#Mt 22:16; Mk 12:13Then the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how to kill Him.
The Crowd at the Seaside
7#Mt 4:25; Lk 6:17Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great crowd followed Him from Galilee and Judea 8#Eze 35:15; Isa 34:5and Jerusalem, and Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan. And those from Tyre and Sidon, a great crowd, when they heard what great things He did, came to Him. 9He told the disciples to have a small boat ready for Him because of the crowd, lest they should crush Him. 10#Mt 14:36; Mk 6:56For He had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed on Him to touch Him. 11#Mt 4:3; 14:33When unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him, crying out, “You are the Son of God.” 12#Mt 12:16; Mk 1:25But He sternly ordered them not to make Him known.
The Choosing of the Twelve Apostles
Mt 10:1–4; Lk 6:12–16
13He went up into the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him. 14He ordained twelve to be with Him, and to be sent out to preach, 15and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: 16#Jn 1:42; Ac 1:13Simon, whom He named Peter; 17James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, whom he surnamed Boanerges (meaning Sons of Thunder); 18#Ac 1:13; Mk 2:14; Mt 9:9Andrew,and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas; and James the son of Alphaeus; andThaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot; 19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.
Jesus and Beelzebub
Mt 12:22–32; Lk 11:14–23; 12:10
20#Mk 6:31Then they entered a house, and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat bread. 21#Jn 10:20; Ac 26:24When His family heard of it, they went out to seize Him, for they said, “He is beside Himself.”
22#Mt 9:34; 10:25And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub, and by the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.”
23#Mt 13:34So He called them to Him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan rises up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27#Isa 53:12; Mt 12:29No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then he will plunder his house. 28#Mt 12:31–32; Lk 12:10Truly I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they speak. 29#Mt 25:46; Mk 12:40But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal condemnation.”
30For they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
The Mother and Brothers of Jesus
Mt 12:46–50; Lk 8:19–21
31#Lk 8:19–21Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to Him, calling Him. 32The crowd sat around Him and said to Him, “Your mother and Your brothers are outside asking for You.”
33He answered, “Who are My mother and My brothers?”
34Then He looked around at those who sat around Him and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 35#Mt 7:21; 1Jn 2:17For whoever does the will of God is My brother, and My sister, and My mother.”