Mark 3



A Man With A Withered Hand Healed

1 He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered.

1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.

1 Now He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a paralyzed hand.

1 Jesus went into the synagogue again, and a man with a paralyzed hand was there.

1 Again Jesus went into a synagogue, and a man was there who had one withered hand [ as the result of accident or disease].

2 They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.

2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

2 In order to accuse Him, they were watching Him closely to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath.

2 The people watched Jesus closely to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, intending to accuse him of doing something wrong.

2 And [the Pharisees] kept watching Jesus [closely] to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath, so that they might get a charge to bring against Him [ formally].

3 He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!"

3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.

3 He told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Stand before us."

3 He told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Come forward."

3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, Get up [and stand here] in the midst.

4 And He said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?" But they kept silent.

4 And 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.

4 Then He said 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.

4 Then he asked them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do evil on Sabbath days, to save a life or to destroy it?" But they remained silent.

4 And He said to them, Is it lawful and right on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to take it? But they kept silence.

5 After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

5 And 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.

5 After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

5 Jesus looked around at them in anger, deeply hurt because of their hard hearts. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand was restored to health.

5 And He glanced around at them with vexation and anger, grieved at the hardening of their hearts, and said to the man, Hold out your hand. He held it out, and his hand was [completely] restored.

6 The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

6 Immediately the Pharisees went out and started plotting with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

6 Immediately the Pharisees and Herodians went out and began to plot how to kill him.

6 Then the Pharisees went out and immediately held a consultation with the Herodians against Him, how they might [devise some means to] put Him to death.

Jesus Heals Crowds By The Sea

7 Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea,

7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

7 Jesus departed with His disciples to the sea, and a great multitude followed from Galilee, Judea,

7 So Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea. A large crowd from Galilee, Judea,

7 And Jesus retired with His disciples to the lake, and a great throng from Galilee followed Him. Also from Judea

8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him.

8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, 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.

8 Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon. The great multitude came to Him because they heard about everything He was doing.

8 Jerusalem, Idumea, from across the Jordan, and from the region around Tyre and Sidon followed him. They came to him because they kept hearing about everything he was doing.

8 And from Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon -- "a vast multitude, hearing all the many things that He was doing, came to Him.

9 And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

9 Then He told His disciples to have a small boat ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him.

9 Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready for him so that the crowd wouldn't crush him,

9 And He told His disciples to have a little boat in [constant] readiness for Him because of the crowd, lest they press hard upon Him and crush Him.

10 for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him.

10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

10 Since He had healed many, all who had diseases were pressing toward Him to touch Him.

10 because he had healed so many people that everyone who had diseases kept crowding up against him in order to touch him.

10 For He had healed so many that all who had distressing bodily diseases kept falling upon Him and pressing upon Him in order that they might touch Him.

11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, "You are the Son of God!"

11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, those possessed fell down before Him and cried out, "You are the Son of God!"

11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they would fall down in front of him and scream, "You are the Son of God!"

11 And the spirits, the unclean ones, as often as they might see Him, fell down before Him and kept screaming out, You are the Son of God!

12 And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.

12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

12 And He would strongly warn them not to make Him known.

12 But he sternly ordered them again and again not to tell people who he was.

12 And He charged them strictly and severely under penalty again and again that they should not make Him known.

The Selection Of The Twelve Apostles

13 And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.

13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.

13 Then He went up the mountain and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him.

13 Then Jesus went up on a hillside and called to himself those whom he had decided on, and they approached him.

13 And He went up on the hillside and called to Him [ for Himself] those whom He wanted and chose, and they came to Him.

14 And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,

14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

14 He also appointed 12-He also named them apostles-to be with Him, to send them out to preach,

14 He appointed the Twelve, whom he called apostles, to accompany him, to be sent out to preach,

14 And He appointed twelve to continue to be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach [as apostles or special messengers]

15 and to have authority to cast out the demons.

15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

15 and to have authority to drive out demons.

15 and to have the authority to drive out demons.

15 And to have authority and power to heal the sick and to drive out demons:

16 And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter),

16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;

16 He appointed the Twelve: To Simon, He gave the name Peter;

16 He appointed the Twelve: Simon (whom he named Peter),

16 [They were] Simon, and He surnamed [him] Peter;

17 and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder");

17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

17 and to James the son of Zebedee, and to his brother John, He gave the name "Boanerges" (that is, "Sons of Thunder");

17 Zebedee's sons James and his brother John (whom he named Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder),

17 James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and He surnamed them Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder;

18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot;

18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

18 Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,

18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Cananaean,

18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew (Nathaniel), and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus (Judas, not Iscariot), and Simon the Cananaean [also called Zelotes],

19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.

19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

19 And Judas Iscariot, he who betrayed Him.

A House Divided Cannot Stand

20 And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

20 Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.

20 Then he went home. Such a large crowd gathered again that Jesus and his disciples couldn't even eat.

20 Then He went to a house [probably Peter's], but a throng came together again, so that Jesus and His disciples could not even take food.

21 When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."

21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

21 When His family heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, "He's out of His mind."

21 When his family heard about it, they went to restrain him, because they kept saying, "He's out of his mind!"

21 And when those who belonged to Him ( His kinsmen) heard it, they went out to take Him by force, for they kept saying, He is out of His mind (beside Himself, deranged)!

22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."

22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

22 The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul in Him!" and, "He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!"

22 The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem kept repeating, "He has Beelzebul," and, "He drives out demons by the ruler of demons."

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He is possessed by Beelzebub, and, By [the help of] the prince of demons He is casting out demons.

23 And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

23 So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?

23 So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables. "How can Satan drive out Satan?

23 And He summoned them to Him and said to them in parables (illustrations or comparisons put beside truths to explain them), How can Satan drive out Satan?

24 "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

24 And if a kingdom is divided and rebelling against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 "If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

25 And if a household is divided against itself, that household won't stand.

25 And if a house is divided (split into factions and rebelling) against itself, that house will not be able to last.

26 "If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!

26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

26 And if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished!

26 So if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand. Indeed, his end has come.

26 And if Satan has raised an insurrection against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is [surely] coming to an end.

27 "But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

27 No 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.

27 "On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man's house and rob his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he will rob his house.

27 No one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his possessions without first tying up the strong man. Then he can ransack his house.

27 But no one can go into a strong man's house and ransack his household goods right and left and seize them as plunder unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may [thoroughly] plunder his house.

28 "Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;

28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

28 I assure you: People will be forgiven for all sins and whatever blasphemies they may blaspheme.

28 I tell all of you with certainty, people will be forgiven their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter.

28 Truly and solemnly I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever abusive and blasphemous things they utter;

29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"--

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" -

29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of eternal sin."

29 But whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of an everlasting trespass.

30 because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

30 because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

30 "because they had been saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

30 For they persisted in saying, He has an unclean spirit.

Jesus' Mother And Brothers

31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.

31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

31 Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent [word] to Him and called Him.

31 Then his mother and his brothers arrived. Milling around outside, they sent for him, continuously summoning him.

31 Then His mother and His brothers came and, standing outside, they sent word to Him, calling [for] Him.

32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."

32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

32 A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, "Look, Your mother, Your brothers, and Your sisters are outside asking for You."

32 A crowd was sitting around him. They told him, "Look! Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you."

32 And a crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, Your mother and Your brothers and Your sisters are outside asking for You.

33 Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"

33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

33 He replied to them, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"

33 He answered them, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

33 And He replied, Who are My mother and My brothers?

34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!

34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

34 And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

34 Then looking at the people sitting around him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

34 And looking around on those who sat in a circle about Him, He said, See! Here are My mother and My brothers;

35 "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

35 Whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."

35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."

35 For whoever does the things God wills is My brother and sister and mother!



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