3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man
there who had a withered hand.
3:2 And they watched him, [to see] whether he would heal him on
the sabbath; that they might accuse him.
3:3 And he saith to the man who had the withered hand, Stand
3:4 And he saith to them, Is it lawful to do good on the
sabbath, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? but they held
3:5 And when he had looked around on them with anger, being
grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith to the man,
Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched [it] out: and his hand
was restored whole as the other.
3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and immediately took counsel
with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
3:7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea:
and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from
3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and [from] beyond
Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when
they had heard what great things he did, came to him.
3:9 And he spoke to his disciples, that a small boat should wait
on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
3:10 For he had healed many; so that they pressed upon him to
touch him, as many as had diseases.
3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before
him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
3:12 And he strictly charged them, that they should not make him
3:13 And he goeth up upon a mountain, and calleth [to him] whom
he would: and they came to him.
3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and
that he might send them forth to preach,
3:15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out
3:16 And Simon he surnamed Peter.
3:17 And James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of
James, (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, Sons of
3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and
Thomas, and James the [son] of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon
3:19 And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him: and they went
into a house.
3:20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could
not so much as eat bread.
3:21 And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay
hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
3:22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, said, He hath
Beelzebub, and by the prince of the demons he casteth out
3:23 And he called them [to him], and said to them in parables,
How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom
3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot
3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he
cannot stand, but hath an end.
3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and seize his
goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he
will plunder his house.
3:28 Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven to the sons
of men, and any blasphemies with which they shall blaspheme:
3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never
hath forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and standing
without, they sent to him, calling him.
3:32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said to him,
Behold, thy mother, and thy brethren without seek for thee.
3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my
3:34 And he looked around on them who sat about him, and said,
Behold, my mother and my brethren!
3:35 For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my
brother, and my sister, and mother.