- And he entered again into the synagogue;
and there was there a man having his hand dried up.
- And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.
- And he says to the man who had his hand dried up, Rise up [and come] into the midst.
- And he says to them, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?
But they were silent.
- And looking round upon them with anger, distressed at the hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch out thy hand.
And he stretched [it] out, and his hand was restored.
- And the Pharisees going out straightway with the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
- And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea;
and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
- and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea and beyond the Jordan;
and they of around Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, having heard what things he did, came to him.
- And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon him.
- For he healed many, so that they beset him that they might touch him, as many as had plagues.
- And the unclean spirits, when they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried saying, *Thou* art the Son of God.
- And he rebuked them much, that they might not make him manifest.
- And he goes up into the mountain, and calls whom he himself would, and they went to him.
- And he appointed twelve that they might be with him, and that he might send them to preach,
- and to have power [to heal diseases, and] to cast out demons.
- And he gave to Simon the surname of Peter;
- and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he gave them the surname of Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder;
- and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
- and Judas Iscariote, who also delivered him up.
And they come to [the] house.
- And again a crowd comes together, so that they cannot even eat bread.
- And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.
- And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out demons.
- And having called them to [him], he said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
- And if a kingdom has become divided against itself, that kingdom cannot subsist.
- And if a house has become divided against itself, that house cannot subsist.
- And if Satan rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot subsist, but has an end.
- But no one can, having entered into his house, plunder the goods of the strong [man] unless he first bind the strong [man], and then he will plunder his house.
- Verily I say unto you, that all sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and all the injurious speeches [with] which they may speak injuriously;
- but whosoever shall speak injuriously against the Holy Spirit, to eternity has no forgiveness;
but lies under the guilt of an everlasting sin;
- — because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
- And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without sent to him calling him.
- And a crowd sat around him.
And they said to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren seek thee without.
- And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my brethren?
- And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren:
- for whosoever shall do the will of God, *he* is my brother, and sister, and mother.