3:1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
3:1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.

3:2 And they watched him, to see whether he would heal him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
3:2 They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.

3:3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come here."
3:3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come forward."

3:4 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.
3:4 Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.

3:5 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.
3:5 He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

3:6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.
3:6 The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

3:7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea
3:7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him;

3:8 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.
3:8 hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon.

3:9 And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they should crush him;
3:9 He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him;

3:10 for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
3:10 for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.

3:11 And whenever the unclean spirits beheld him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."
3:11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, "You are the Son of God!"

3:12 And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.
3:12 But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.

3:13 And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him.
3:13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him.

3:14 And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach
3:14 And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message,

3:15 and have authority to cast out demons:
3:15 and to have authority to cast out demons.

3:16 Simon whom he surnamed Peter;
3:16 So he appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);

3:17 James the son of Zeb'edee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, that is, sons of thunder;
3:17 James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

3:18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
3:18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;
3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;

3:20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.
3:20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.

3:21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for people were saying, "He is beside himself."
3:21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, "He has gone out of his mind."

3:22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Be-el'zebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons."
3:22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons."

3:23 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

3:24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
3:24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

3:26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.
3:26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come.

3:27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house.
3:27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

3:28 "Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
3:28 "Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter;

3:29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" --
3:29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"--

3:30 for they had said, "He has an unclean spirit."
3:30 for they had said, "He has an unclean spirit."

3:31 And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
3:31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him.

3:32 And a crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you."
3:32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you."

3:33 And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"
3:33 And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

3:34 And looking around on those who sat about him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
3:34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

3:35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother."
3:35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."