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Mark 3

Healing a Withered Hand

1 And he came in again into [the] synagogue, and [a] man was there having [a] withered hand. 2 And they were watching him closely if on the Sabbaths he will heal him, in order that they may accuse him. 3 And he says to the man having the withered hand: Rise to the middle. 4 And he says to them: Is it permissible on the Sabbaths to do [a] good [thing] or to do evil, to save [a] psyche-life1 or to kill? But they keep silence. 5 And having looked around at them with anger, being grieved concerning the hardness of their hearts, he says to the man: Be stretching out the hand. And he stretched [it] out and his hand was restored. 6 And straightway the Pharisees having gone out with the Herodians were giving counsel against him, how they may destroy him.

Crowds by the Sea

7 And Jesus with his disciples withdrew to the sea; and [a] great multitude from Galilee followed, also from Jordan, 8 and from Jerusalem and from Idumea and the other side of the Jordan and [from] around Tyre and Sidon, [a] great multitude, hearing how many [things] he does, they came to him. 9 And he spoke to his disciples in order that [a] boat attend to him because of the crowd in order that they not press him. 10 For he had healed many, so as to be falling on him in order that from him they lay hold of him [for] whatever they were having as [a] scourge. 11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they were seeing him, were falling down before him, and were crying out saying: You are the son of God. 12 And he was rebuking them much, in order that he not be made manifest.

Appointing the Twelve Apostles

13 And going up to the mountain, and calling to himself whoever he wished, they also departed to him. 14 And he produced twelve2 in order that they be with him, and in order that he send them to be preaching, 15 and to be having authority to be casting out demons, and he produced the twelve. 16 And he set aside to Simon [a] name: Peter, 17 and James the [son] of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and he set aside [a] name to them, Boanerges, which is "son of thunder," 18 and Andrew and Phillip and Bartholemew and Matthew and Thomas and James the [son] of Alpheus and Thaddeus and Simon the Zealot 19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Jesus and Beelzebul

20 And he comes to [the] house, and again the crowd comes with [him] so that they are not able not even to eat bread. 21 And when those beside him heard they came out to take hold of him, for they were saying that he was crazy. 22 And the scribes having come down from Jerusalem were saying that: Beelzebub has [him], and that: By the ruler of demons he casts out demons. 23 And having called them he was saying to them: How is Satan able to be casting out Satan? 24 And if [a] kingdom against itself be divided, is that kingdom able to be stood firm? 25 And if [a] house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan had stood up against himself and was divided, he is not able to stand but the end has [him]. 27 But no one is able having gone into the house of [a] strong [one] to plunder his goods unless first he bind the strong [one], and then will he plunder his house. 28 Truly I say to you that all will be forgiven by the son of man, sins and slanders, whatsoever they slander. 29 But whoever slanders against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness to eternity, but is guilty of eternal sin. 30 For they were saying that he has [an] unclean spirit.

Jesus's True Family

31 And his mother and his brothers come and standing outside they sent to him calling him. 32 and the crowd was sitting near him, and they say to him: Behold outside your mother and your brothers and your sisters seek you. 33 And answering them he says: Who is my mother and my brothers? 34 And having looked around at those sitting near him round [about] he says: Behold my mother and my brothers. 35 Whoever does the will of God, this is my brother and my sister and my mother.

1from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

2insert "whom he also named apostles" ℵ HBW; text: DK vg