Mark 3:20-35 New American Standard Bible

A Divided House Cannot Stand

20  And He came home , and the crowd gathered again , to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal . 21  When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying , " He has lost His senses ."

22  The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying , "He is possessed by Beelzebul ," and " He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons ." 23  And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables , "How can Satan cast out Satan ? 24  "If a kingdom is divided against itself , that kingdom cannot e stand . 25  "If a house is divided against itself , that house will not be able to stand . 26  "If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided , he cannot e stand , but he is finished ! 27  " But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless e he first binds the strong man , and then he will plunder his house . 28  " Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men , and whatever e blasphemies they utter ; 29  but whoever e blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never e e has forgiveness , but is guilty of an eternal sin "- 30  because they were saying , "He has an unclean spirit ."

Jesus' Mother and Brethren

31  Then His mother and His brothers arrived , and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32  A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold , Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You." 33  Answering them, He said , "Who are My mother and My brothers ?" 34  Looking about at those who were sitting around e Him, He said , " Behold My mother and My brothers ! 35  "For whoever e does the will of God , he is My brother and sister and mother ."

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