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Chapter 3

1And he entered again into the synagogue, and there was there a man having the hand withered, 2and they were watching him, whether on the sabbaths he will heal him, that they might accuse him. 3And he saith to the man having the hand withered, `Rise up in the midst.` 4And he saith to them, `Is it lawful on the sabbaths to do good, or to do evil? life to save, or to kill?` but they were silent. 5And having looked round upon them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their heart, he saith to the man, `Stretch forth thy hand;` and he stretched forth, and his hand was restored whole as the other; 6and the Pharisees having gone forth, immediately, with the Herodians, were taking counsel against him how they might destroy him. 7And Jesus withdrew with his disciples unto the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judea, 8and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon -- a great multitude -- having heard how great things he was doing, came unto him. 9And he said to his disciples that a little boat may wait on him, because of the multitude, that they may not press upon him, 10for he did heal many, so that they threw themselves on him, in order to touch him -- as many as had plagues; 11and the unclean spirits, when they were seeing him, were falling down before him, and were crying, saying -- `Thou art the Son of God;` 12and many times he was charging them that they might not make him manifest. 13And he goeth up to the mountain, and doth call near whom he willed, and they went away to him; 14and he appointed twelve, that they may be with him, and that he may send them forth to preach, 15and to have power to heal the sicknesses, and to cast out the demons. 16And he put on Simon the name Peter; 17and James of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he put on them names -- Boanerges, that is, `Sons of thunder;` 18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananite, 19and Judas Iscariot, who did also deliver him up; and they come into a house. 20And come together again doth a multitude, so that they are not able even to eat bread; 21and his friends having heard, went forth to lay hold on him, for they said that he was beside himself, 22and the scribes who [are] from Jerusalem having come down, said -- `He hath Beelzeboul,` and -- `By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.` 23And, having called them near, in similes he said to them, `How is the Adversary able to cast out the Adversary? 24and if a kingdom against itself be divided, that kingdom cannot be made to stand; 25and if a house against itself be divided, that house cannot be made to stand; 26and if the Adversary did rise against himself, and hath been divided, he cannot be made to stand, but hath an end. 27`No one is able the vessels of the strong man -- having entered into his house -- to spoil, if first he may not bind the strong man, and then his house he will spoil. 28`Verily I say to you, that all the sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and evil speakings with which they might speak evil, 29but whoever may speak evil in regard to the Holy Spirit hath not forgiveness -- to the age, but is in danger of age-during judgment;` 30because they said, `He hath an unclean spirit.` 31Then come do his brethren and mother, and standing without, they sent unto him, calling him, 32and a multitude was sitting about him, and they said to him, `Lo, thy mother and thy brethren without do seek thee.` 33And he answered them, saying, `Who is my mother, or my brethren?` 34And having looked round in a circle to those sitting about him, he saith, `Lo, my mother and my brethren! 35for whoever may do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.`

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