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3 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue,s and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closelyt to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.u 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodiansv how they might kill Jesus.w
7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.x 8 When they heard about all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.y 9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. 10 For he had healed many,z so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.a 11 Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”b 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him.c
13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.d 14 He appointed twelvea e that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15 and to have authority to drive out demons.f 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),g 17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”), 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered,h so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.i 21 When his familyb heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”j
23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables:n “How can Satano drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.p 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”q
31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived.r Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
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