1 And he entered again into the synagogue: and there was a man there who had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith to the man that had the withered hand, Stand forth. 4 And he saith to them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath, or to do evil? To save life or to kill? 5 But they held their peace. And looking round upon them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees going out, straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 Then Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, 8 And from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, having heard what great things he did, came to him. 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a boat should wait on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 10 For he had healed many, so that they rushed in upon him, as many as had plagues. 11 And unclean spirits when they saw him fell down before him and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. 12 And he straitly charged them, not to make him known.
13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth to him whom he would, and they came to him. 14 And he ordained twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal diseases and to cast out devils.
16 And Simon he surnamed Peter: And James the son of Zebedee, 17 and John the brother of James (and he surnamed them Boanerges, 18 that is, the sons of thunder) And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, 19 and Simon the Canaanite, And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
20 And they come into an house: And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21 And his relations hearing of it, came out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself.
22 But the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
23 And calling them to him, he said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if an house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 If Satan then be risen up and divided against himself, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
27 None can enter into the strong one's house and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong one, and then he will plunder his house. 28 Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven the sons of men and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme. 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is liable to eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
31 Then come his brethren and his mother, and standing without, sent to him, calling him. 32 And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.