The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And He went into the congregation again, and a man who had a withered hand was there.
2And they were watching Him, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so as to accuse Him.
3And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Get up to the middle.”
4And He said to them, “Is it right to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5And having looked around on them with displeasure, being grieved at the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.
6And the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how to destroy Him.
7But יהושע withdrew with His taught ones to the sea. And a great crowd from Galil followed Him, and from Yehuḏah.
8Even from Yerushalayim, and from Eḏom and beyond the Yardĕn, and those around Tsor and Tsiḏon, a large crowd came to Him when they heard how much He was doing.
9And He spoke to His taught ones, that a small boat should be kept ready for Him because of the crowd, lest they should press upon Him.
10For He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions fell upon Him to touch Him.
11And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of Elohim.”
12But He warned them many times that they should not make Him known.
13And He went up on the mountain and called to Him whom He wished, and they came to Him.
14And He appointed twelve to be with Him, and to be sent out to proclaim,
15and to possess authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons.
16And He appointed the twelve: Shim‛on, to whom He added the name Kĕpha;
17and Ya‛aqoḇ the son of Zaḇdai, and Yoḥanan the brother of Ya‛aqoḇ, to whom He added the name Beni-Reg̅es, that is, “Sons of Thunder,”
18and Andri, and Philip, and Bartholomi, and Mattithyahu, and T’oma, and Ya‛aqoḇ son of Alphai, and Taddai, and Shim‛on the Kena‛anite;
19and Yehuḏah from Qerioth, who did also deliver Him up. And they went into a house,
20and again the crowd came together, so that they were unable even to eat bread.
21And when His relatives heard about this, they went out to seize Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.”
22And the scribes who came down from Yerushalayim said, “He has Be‛elzebul,” and, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”
23And calling them near He said to them in parables, “How is Satan able to cast out Satan?
24“And if a reign is divided against itself, that reign is unable to stand.
25“And if a house is divided against itself, that house is unable to stand.
26“And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he is unable to stand, but has an end.
27“No one is able to enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he shall plunder his house.
28“Truly, I say to you, all the sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they speak,
29but he who blasphemes against the Set-apart Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is subject to everlasting judgment,”
30because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31And His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him.
32And a crowd was sitting around Him. And they said to Him, “See, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You.”
33But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”
34And looking about on those sitting round Him, He said, “See My mother and My brothers!