Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mark 3

Hope you all enjoy!

Again, this is just for my practice - don't start a new denomination based on anything you read below :)

The Gospel According to Mark

Chapter 3

Healing on the Sabbath
1 And he entered again into the synagogue, and a man was there who had a shriveled hand. 2 And they watched closely {to see} if he would heal him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man who had the shriveled hand,

“Stand up, {right} in the middle {of the crowd}.”

4 And he said to them,

“Which is lawful on the Sabbath? To do good, or to do evil? To save a life, or to kill {one}?”

But they were silent. 5 And looking around at them with anger, grieved by their hardness of heart, he said to the man,

“Stretch out your hand.”

And he reached out, and his hand was restored. 6 Immediately, the Pharisees went out and took counsel with the Herodians against him, in order that they might destroy him.

The Crowds
7 And Jesus departed to the sea with his disciples, and a great crowd - from Galilee, from Judea, 8 from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, from around Tyre and Sidon [followed him]. When the great crowd heard what he was doing, they came to him. 9 And he said to his disciples that a boat should be ready for him because of the crowd, so that they might not overwhelm him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with afflictions were falling on him just so they might touch him. 11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out saying,

“You are the Son of God!”

12 And many times he rebuked them hoping that they would not publicize him.

List of the Twelve
13 And he went up to the mountain and called to himself those whom he willed, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve [whom he also named, “apostles”], in order that they might be with him, and so that he might send them to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. 16 [and he appointed the twelve] Simon (to whom he gave the name, “Peter”), 17 James (the son of Zebedee), John (James’ brother) - and to them he gave the name, “Boanerges”, which means, “Sons of Thunder” - 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon (the “Cananaean”), 19 and Judas Iscariot (who betrayed him).

“He has Beelzebul...”
20 And he went into a house, and a crowd gathered again, so that they were not able to even eat a meal. 21 And when his own friends heard {of it}, they went out to gain control of him, for they were saying,

“He’s lost it.”

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying,

“He has Beelzebul {in him}!”


“He casts out demons by the ruler of demons!

23 And he summoned them, speaking to them in parables,

“How is Satan able to cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 If Satan rises against himself and is divided, he cannot stand - but is finished. 27 No one can enter into a strong man’s house to steal his stuff, unless he first binds the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.

The Eternal Sin

28 I am speaking truth to you - all sins of the sons of men will be forgiven, even whatever blasphemes they might blaspheme. 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not experience forgiveness in this life, but is guilty of an eternal sin.”

30 For they were saying,

“He has an unclean spirit.”

Define, “Family”
31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent {word} to him, calling him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him,

“Look, your mother and your brothers [and your sisters] are outside looking for you.”

33 And he gave this answer to them,

“Who are my mother and [my] brothers?”

34 And looking around at those sitting in a circle around him, he said,

“Look, my mother and my brothers. 35 [For] Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother, sister, and mother.”



(Words in the Greek text I viewed as parenthetical)

{Words not in the Greek text I added for clarity}

[The authenticity of these words is in question]

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