The Man with a Withered Hand
(Matthew 12.9-14; Luke 6.6-11)
1And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 2And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. 4And 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. 5And 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. 6And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Hero´di-ans against him, how they might destroy him.
A Multitude at the Seaside
7But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judea, 8and from Jerusalem, and from Idume´a, 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#Mark 4.1; Luke 5.1-3. And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 10For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. 11And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. 12And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
Jesus Chooses the Twelve
(Matthew 10.1-4; Luke 6.12-16)
13And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. 14And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: 16and Simon he surnamed Peter; 17and James the son of Zeb´edee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Bo-aner´ges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Al´pheus, and Thad´de-us, and Simon the Canaanite, 19and Judas Iscar´i-ot, which also betrayed him.
A Divided House Cannot Stand
(Matthew 12.22-32; Luke 11.14-23)
And they went into a house. 20And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. 22#Matt 9.34; 10.25. And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beel´zebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 23And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 27No 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.
28Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29#Luke 12.10. but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Jesus' Mother and Brethren
(Matthew 12.46-50; Luke 8.19-21)
31There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 33And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? 34And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 35For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.