Mark 3:1-19 Revised Standard Version

The Man with a Withered Hand

3 1  Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2  And they watched him, to see whether he would heal him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3  And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come here." 4  And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. 5  And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6  The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.

A Multitude at the Seaside

7  Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea 8  and Jerusalem and Idume'a and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him. 9  And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they should crush him; 10  for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. 11  And whenever the unclean spirits beheld him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." 12  And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.

Jesus Chooses the Twelve

13  And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him. 14  And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach 15  and have authority to cast out demons: 16  Simon whom he surnamed Peter; 17  James the son of Zeb'edee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, that is, sons of thunder; 18  Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, 19  and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;

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