THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
5. Caring for the Relief of the Suffering One
Rather than for the Ritual of Religion
1 1And He entered again into the synagogue; and there was a aman there who had a withered hand.
2 And they were awatching Him closely to see if He would heal him on the bSabbath, so that they might caccuse Him.
3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, Rise and stand in the midst.
4 And He said to them, Is it alawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to 1save 2life or to kill? But they remained silent.
5 And alooking around at them with 1anger and being greatly grieved with the bhardness of their heart, He said to the man, cStretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and his hand was 2restored.
6 And the 1Pharisees went out and aimmediately took bcounsel with the cHerodians against Him as to how they might ddestroy Him.
C. Auxiliary Acts of the Gospel Service
1. Avoiding the Crowd
7 And Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the asea, and a great multitude from Galilee bfollowed; and from Judea
8 And from Jerusalem and from Idumea and beyond the Jordan and around aTyre and Sidon, a great bmultitude, hearing what things He did, came to Him.
9 And He told His disciples to have a little 1aboat ready near Him because of the crowd, so that they would not bthrong Him;
10 For He 1healed many, so that as many as had 2aafflictions 3pressed toward Him to btouch Him.
11 And the aunclean spirits, when they beheld Him, fell before Him and bcried out, saying, You are the cSon of God!
12 And He 1charged them many times anot to make Him known.
2. Appointing the Apostles
13 And He went up to the mountain and acalled to Him those whom He Himself wanted, and they went to Him.
14 And He 1appointed 2twelve, 3whom He also named apostles, so that they might be with Him and that He might send them to 4preach
15 And to have the aauthority to 1cast out the demons.
16 1And He appointed the atwelve: and to Simon He 2gave the name bPeter;
17 And James the son of aZebedee, and bJohn the brother of James, and He gave them the name, 1Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder;
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and aMatthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
19 And aJudas Iscariot, who also 1betrayed Him.
3. Not Eating because of the Need
20 And 1He came into a ahouse, and again a crowd came together, so that they could 2bnot even eat bread.
21 And when His arelatives heard about it, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, He is bbeside Himself.
4. Binding Satan and Plundering His House
22 1And the 2scribes who came down from aJerusalem bsaid, He chas 3dBeelzebul, and by the 4eruler of the demons He casts out the demons.
23 And He called them to Himself and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a 1akingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand;
25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand;
26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he is not able to stand but has come to an end.
27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man and thoroughly aplunder his 1goods unless he first 2bbinds the strong man, and then he will thoroughly plunder his house.
28 Truly I say to you that all sins will be aforgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they bblaspheme,
29 But whoever blasphemes against the 1Holy aSpirit has no forgiveness forever, but is guilty of an 2everlasting sin.
30 He said this because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
5. Denying His Relatives and Acknowledging
Only Those Who Do the Will of God
31 And aHis 1mother and His bbrothers came, and standing outside, cthey sent word to Him and called Him.
32 And a crowd sat around Him, and they said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers and Your sisters are outside seeking You.
33 And He answered them and said, 1Who is My mother and My brothers?
34 And alooking around at those sitting in a circle around Him, He said, Behold, My mother and My bbrothers!
35 For whoever 1adoes the will of God, this one is 2My brother and sister and mother.