Mark 3:1-19 World English Bible

The Man with a Withered Hand

3 1  He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered. 2  They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. 3  He said to the man who had his hand withered, “Stand up.” 4  He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?” But they were silent. 5  When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other. 6  The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

A Multitude at the Seaside

7  Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea, 8  from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him. 9  He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn’t press on him. 10  For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him. 11  The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, “You are the Son of God!” 12  He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.

Jesus Chooses the Twelve

13  He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him. 14  He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach, 15  and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: 16  Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; 17  James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; 18  Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; 19  and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

He came into a house.

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