Mark 3 ©
Christ appealing to reason healeth the withered hand on the sabbath day. The Pharisees conspire his death: he retireth to the sea side, and healeth many: he chooseth his twelve apostles: his friends look upon him as beside himself: he refuteth conclusively the blasphemous absurdity of the Pharisees in ascribing his casting out of devils to the power of Beelzebub. Those who do the will of God he regardeth as his nearest relations.
And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, 1Stand forth.
And from Jerusalem, and from mIdumaea, nand from beyond Jordan; and they about oTyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
And zAndrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and aMatthew, and bThomas, and cJames the son of Alphaeus, and dThaddaeus, and eSimon the Canaanite,
And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy *Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.