Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
1AND he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand. 2And they watched him whether he would heal on the sabbath days; that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the midst. 4And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy? But they held their peace. 5And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him. 6And the Pharisees going out, immediately made a consultation with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Great Crowds Follow Jesus
7But Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea; and a great multitude followed him from Galilee and Judea, 8And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan. And they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing the things which he did, came to him. 9And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 10For he healed many, so that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had evils. 11And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him: and they cried, saying: 12Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly charged them that they should not make him known.
Jesus Appoints the Twelve Apostles
13And going up into a mountain, he called unto him whom he would himself: and they came to him. 14And he made that twelve should be with him, and that he might send them to preach. 15And he gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. 16And to Simon he gave the name Peter: 17And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he named them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18And Andrew and Philip, and Bartholomew and Matthew, and Thomas and James of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananean: 19And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
A House Divided Cannot Stand
20And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad. 22And the scribes who were come down from Jerusalem, said: He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of devils he casteth out devils. 23And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? 24And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and cannot stand, but hath an end. 27No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house.
The Unpardonable Sin
28Amen I say to you, that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme: 29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin. 30Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.
Jesus' Mother and Brothers Seek Him
31And his mother and his bretheren came; and standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 33And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren? 34And looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith: Behold my mother and my brethren. 35For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.