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The Man with the Paralyzed Hand
1Now #Mt 12:9-14Lk 6:6-11 He entered the synagogue #Mk 1:21Jms 2:2 again, and a man was there who had a paralyzed #Mk 4:6|NoBook| 5:29|NoBook| 9:1811:20-21 hand. 2In order to accuse #Rv 12:10 Him, they were watching Him closely #Lk 6:7|NoBook| 14:1|NoBook| 20:20 to see whether He would heal #Ac 8:7 him on the Sabbath. #Mk 2:23Lk 13:10|NoBook| 14:3 3He told the man with the paralyzed hand, “Stand before us.” # Lit Rise up in the middle 4Then He said to them, “Is it lawful # Jn 18:31 on the Sabbath to do what is good # Ps 34:14; Lk 18:18 or to do what is evil, # Ps 34:12-16; 1Pt 3:17 to save life # Php 2:12; Jms 5:20 or to kill? ” # Lk 20:15 But they were silent. #Lk 1:20|NoBook| 19:40 5After looking around at them with anger #Jms 1:19 and sorrow at the hardness #Ex 7:13Rm 11:25 of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. #Mk 8:25 6Immediately the Pharisees #Mk 7:3 went out and started plotting #Mt 12:14Mk 15:1 with the Herodians #Mt 22:16Mk 12:13 against Him, how they might destroy #Mk 11:18Jn 5:18|NoBook| 6:27 Him.
Ministering to the Multitude
7Jesus #Mt 4:24-2512:15-16Lk 6:17-19 departed with His disciples to the sea, and a large crowd followed from Galilee, #Mt 17:22 Judea, #Lk 1:5 8Jerusalem, #Mt 23:37 Idumea, beyond the Jordan, #Lk 3:3 and around Tyre #Ac 21:7 and Sidon. #Gn 49:13 The large crowd came to Him because they heard about everything He was doing. 9Then He told His disciples to have a small boat #Jn 21:8 ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him. 10Since He had healed #Ac 8:7 many, all who had diseases were pressing toward Him to touch #Jn 20:17 Him. 11Whenever the unclean #2Co 6:17 spirits #Lk 11:24 saw Him, those possessed fell down #Lk 8:47 before Him and cried out, “You are the Son of God! ” #Lk 4:34 12And He would strongly warn #2Tm 4:2 them not to make Him known. #Mk 1:34
The 12 Apostles
13Then #Mt 10:2-4Lk 6:12-16 He went up the mountain #Mt 4:8 and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him. 14He also appointed 12 — He also named them apostles # Other mss omit He also named them apostles #Ac 1:2Jd 17 — to be with Him, to send them out to preach, #Mk 1:4 15and to have authority to # Other mss add heal diseases, and to drive out demons.
16He appointed the Twelve: # Other mss omit He appointed the Twelve #Mk 11:11Jn 1:35-51
To Simon, #Mt 16:17 He gave the name Peter; #Ac 10:32
17and to James #Ac 12:2 the son of Zebedee, #Jn 21:2
and to his brother John, #Jn 21:7
He gave the name “Boanerges”
(that is, “Sons of Thunder” #Rv 6:1);
18Andrew; #Jn 6:8
Philip #Jn 1:43-48|NoBook| 6:512:21-2214:8-9 and Bartholomew;
Matthew #Ac 1:13 and Thomas; #Jn 11:16|NoBook| 14:5|NoBook| 20:24|NoBook| 21:2
James the son of Alphaeus,
and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot, # Lit the Cananaean
19and Judas Iscariot, # Iscariot is probably “a man of Kerioth,” a town in Judea. #Mk 14:10Ac 1:16
who also betrayed Him.
A House Divided
20Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat. # Or eat a meal ; lit eat bread 21When His family #Jn 7:3 heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, “He’s out of His mind.” #Lk 2:48Jn 2:3-47:3-5
22The scribes #Mt 2:4 who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul #Mt 10:25|NoBook| 12:24Lk 11:15-19 in Him! ” and, “He drives out #3Jn 10 demons #Rv 9:20|NoBook| 18:2 by the ruler #Lk 12:58 of the demons! ” #Mt 9:34|NoBook| 12:24Lk 11:15
23So He summoned #Lk 18:16 them and spoke to them in parables: #Mk 12:1 “How can Satan # Mk 1:13; 4:15; 8:33 drive out Satan? # Mt 12:25-29; Lk 11:17-22 24If a kingdom # Lk 4:5 is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished! # Lit but he has an end
27“On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man’s house and rob his possessions unless he first ties up # Mk 15:1 the strong man. Then he will rob his house. 28I assure you: People will be forgiven for all sins # Lit All things will be forgiven the sons of men and whatever blasphemies # Mt 12:31-32; Lk 12:10 they may blaspheme. 29But whoever blasphemes # Ac 7:51 against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, # Heb 6:4-6; 10:26-29; 1Jn 5:16 but is guilty # Mk 14:64 of an eternal sin” # Other mss read is subject to eternal judgment # 1Jn 5:1630because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” #Lk 11:24
True Relationships
31Then #Mt 12:46-50Lk 8:19-21 His mother #Mt 1:16 and His brothers #Jn 2:12 came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him. 32A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, “Look, Your mother, Your brothers, #Mk 6:3 and Your sisters # Other mss omit and Your sisters are outside asking for You.”
33He replied to them, “Who are My mother and My brothers? ” 34And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! # Ac 9:30 35Whoever does the will of God # Rm 8:27; Gl 1:4; Eph 1:9; 1Jn 2:17 is My brother and sister and mother.”

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