The Man with the Paralyzed Hand
1Now Mt 12:9-14; Lk 6:6-11 He entered the synagogue Mk 1:21,39; Jms 2:2 again, and a man was there who had a paralyzed Mk 4:6; 5:29; 9:18; 11:20-21 hand.
2In order to accuse Rv 12:10 Him, they were watching Him closely Lk 6:7; 14:1; 20:20 to see whether He would heal Ac 8:7 him on the Sabbath. Mk 2:23; Lk 13:10; 14:3
3He told the man with the paralyzed hand, “Stand before us.” Lit Rise up in the middle
4Then He said to them, “Is it lawful Jn 18:31 on the Sabbath to do what is good Ps 34:14; Lk 18:18 or to do what is evil, Ps 34:12-16; 1Pt 3:17 to save life Php 2:12; Jms 5:20 or to kill? ” Lk 20:15 But they were silent. Lk 1:20; 19:40
5After looking around at them with anger Jms 1:19 and sorrow at the hardness Ex 7:13; Rm 11:25 of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mk 8:25
6Immediately the Pharisees Mk 7:3 went out and started plotting Mt 12:14; Mk 15:1 with the Herodians Mt 22:16; Mk 12:13 against Him, how they might destroy Mk 11:18; Jn 5:18; 6:27 Him.
Ministering to the Multitude
7Jesus Mt 4:24-25; 12:15-16; Lk 6:17-19 departed with His disciples to the sea, and a large crowd followed from Galilee, Mt 17:22 Judea, Lk 1:5
8Jerusalem, Mt 23:37 Idumea, beyond the Jordan, Lk 3:3 and around Tyre Ac 21:7 and Sidon. Gn 49:13 The large crowd came to Him because they heard about everything He was doing.
9Then He told His disciples to have a small boat Jn 21:8 ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him.
10Since He had healed Ac 8:7 many, all who had diseases were pressing toward Him to touch Jn 20:17 Him.
11Whenever the unclean 2Co 6:17 spirits Lk 11:24 saw Him, those possessed fell down Lk 8:47 before Him and cried out, “You are the Son of God! ” Lk 4:34,41
12And He would strongly warn 2Tm 4:2 them not to make Him known. Mk 1:34
The 12 Apostles
13Then Mt 10:2-4; Lk 6:12-16 He went up the mountain Mt 4:8 and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him.
14He also appointed 12 — He also named them apostles Other mss omit He also named them apostles Ac 1:2; Jd 17 — to be with Him, to send them out to preach, Mk 1:4
15and to have authority to Other mss add heal diseases, and to drive out demons.
16He appointed the Twelve: Other mss omit He appointed the Twelve Mk 11:11; Jn 1:35-51
To Simon, Mt 16:17 He gave the name Peter; Ac 10:32
17and to James Ac 12:2 the son of Zebedee, Jn 21:2
and to his brother John, Jn 21:7
He gave the name “Boanerges”
(that is, “Sons of Thunder” Rv 6:1);
18Andrew; Jn 6:8
Philip Jn 1:43-48; 6:5,7; 12:21-22; 14:8-9 and Bartholomew;
Matthew Ac 1:13 and Thomas; Jn 11:16; 14:5; 20:24,26-28; 21:2
James the son of Alphaeus,
and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot, Lit the Cananaean
19and Judas Iscariot, Iscariot is probably “a man of Kerioth,” a town in Judea. Mk 14:10,43; Ac 1:16,25
who also betrayed Him.
A House Divided
20Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat. Or eat a meal ; lit eat bread
21When His family Jn 7:3 heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, “He’s out of His mind.” Lk 2:48; Jn 2:3-4; 7:3-5
22The scribes Mt 2:4 who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul Mt 10:25; 12:24,27; Lk 11:15-19 in Him! ” and, “He drives out 3Jn 10 demons Rv 9:20; 18:2 by the ruler Lk 12:58 of the demons! ” Mt 9:34; 12:24; Lk 11:15
23So He summoned Lk 18:16 them and spoke to them in parables: Mk 12:1 “How can Satan Mk 1:13; 4:15; 8:33 drive out Satan? Mt 12:25-29; Lk 11:17-22
24If a kingdom Lk 4:5 is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26And if Satan rebels against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished! Lit but he has an end
27“On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man’s house and rob his possessions unless he first ties up Mk 15:1 the strong man. Then he will rob his house.
28I assure you: People will be forgiven for all sins Lit All things will be forgiven the sons of men and whatever blasphemies Mt 12:31-32; Lk 12:10 they may blaspheme.
29But whoever blasphemes Ac 7:51 against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, Heb 6:4-6; 10:26-29; 1Jn 5:16 but is guilty Mk 14:64 of an eternal sin” Other mss read is subject to eternal judgment 1Jn 5:16
30because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” Lk 11:24
True Relationships
31Then Mt 12:46-50; Lk 8:19-21 His mother Mt 1:16 and His brothers Jn 2:12 came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him.
32A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, “Look, Your mother, Your brothers, Mk 6:3 and Your sisters Other mss omit and Your sisters are outside asking for You.”
33He replied to them, “Who are My mother and My brothers? ”
34And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! Ac 9:30
35Whoever does the will of God Rm 8:27; Gl 1:4; Eph 1:9; 1Jn 2:17 is My brother and sister and mother.”