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Mark 3

1 - He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.
2 - They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.
3 - He said to the man who had his hand withered,"Stand up."
4 - He said to them,"Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent.
5 - When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man,"Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.
6 - The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 - Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea,
8 - from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.
9 - He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on him.
10 - For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.
11 - The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of God!"
12 - He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.
13 - He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him.
14 - He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach,
15 - and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
16 - Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
17 - James the son of Zebedee; and John, the brother of James, (whom he called them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder);
18 - Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot;
19 - and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.Then he came into a house.
20 - The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21 - When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
22 - The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons."
23 - He summoned them, and said to them in parables,"How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 - If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 - If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 - If Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can't stand, but has an end.
27 - But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.
28 - Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme;
29 - but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation."
30 - -because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
31 - His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
32 - A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, "Behold, your mother, your brothers, and your sisters are outside looking for you."
33 - He answered them,"Who are my mother and my brothers?"
34 - Looking around at those who sat around him, he said,"Behold, my mother and my brothers!
35 - For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."
Mark 3 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: The withered hand healed. (1-5) The people resort to Christ. (6-12) The apostles called. (13-21) The blasphemy of the scribes. (22-30) Christ's relatives. (31-35)

Alexander the Great - Siege of Tyre - Colored Sketch
Painted drawing of Alexander the Great and the siege of Tyre. Jesus Visited Tyre and Sidon on the coast of Israel.

Mark 3:8 - And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and [from] beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.


The Book of Mark

Mark 1:15 - And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 2:12 - And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Outline of the Book of Mark

The Servant Comes - Chapter 1:1-13
The Servant's Work - Chapters 1:14-13:37
The Servant's Death - Chapters 14:1-15:47
The Servant's Resurrection - Chapter 16:1-20

Jesus written in Hebrew
The Name Jesus In Ancient Hebrew Text
"Yeshua" in First Century Hebrew Text. This is how the name "Jesus" would have been written in ancient Hebrew documents. The four letters or consonants from right to left are Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin (Y, SH, OO, A). Jesus is the Greek name for the Hebrew name Joshua or Y'shua which means "The LORD or Yahweh is Salvation".

Mark Resources

Outline of the Life of Jesus in Harmony
Simple Map of First Century Israel
Topographical Map of First Century Israel
Map of the Ministry of Jesus
Map of the Roads in Ancient Israel
Map of the Roman Empire