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1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.

2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.

4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

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.

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.

14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;

17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

 


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Matthew Henry's Mark Chapter 3 Bible commentary...



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)1-5 This man's case was piteous; he had a withered hand, which disabled him from working for his living; and those that are so, are the most proper objects of charity. Let those be helped that cannot help themselves. But stubborn infidels, when they can say nothing against the truth, yet will not yield. We hear what is said amiss, and see what is done amiss; but Christ looks at the root of bitterness in the heart, the blindness and hardness of that, and is grieved. Let hard-hearted sinners tremble to think of the anger with which he will look upon them shortly, when the day of his wrath comes. The great healing day now is the sabbath, and the healing place the house of prayer; but the healing power is of Christ. The gospel command is like that recorded here: though our hands are withered, yet, if we will not stretch them out, it is our own fault that we are not healed. But if we are healed, Christ, his power and grace, must have all the glory.

6-12 All our sicknesses and calamities spring from the anger of God against our sins. Their removal, or the making them blessings to us, was purchased to us by the blood of Christ. But the plagues and diseases of our souls, of our hearts, are chiefly to be dreaded; and He can heal them also by a word. May more and more press to Christ to be healed of these plagues, and to be delivered from the enemies of their souls.

13-21 Christ calls whom he will; for his grace is his own. He had called the apostles to separate themselves from the crowd, and they came unto him. He now gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. May the Lord send forth more and more of those who have been with him, and have learned of him to preach his gospel, to be instruments in his blessed work. Those whose hearts are enlarged in the work of God, can easily bear with what is inconvenient to themselves, and will rather lose a meal than an opportunity of doing good. Those who go on with zeal in the work of God, must expect hinderances, both from the hatred of enemies, and mistaken affections of friends, and need to guard against both.

22-30 It was plain that the doctrine of Christ had a direct tendency to break the devil's power; and it was as plain, that casting of him out of the bodies of people, confirmed that doctrine; therefore Satan could not support such a design. Christ gave an awful warning against speaking such dangerous words. It is true the gospel promises, because Christ has purchased, forgiveness for the greatest sins and sinners; but by this sin, they would oppose the gifts of the Holy Ghost after Christ's ascension. Such is the enmity of the heart, that unconverted men pretend believers are doing Satan's work, when sinners are brought to repentance and newness of life.

31-35 It is a great comfort to all true Christians, that they are dearer to Christ than mother, brother, or sister as such, merely as relations in the flesh would have been, even had they been holy. Blessed be God, this great and gracious privilege is ours even now; for though Christ's bodily presence cannot be enjoyed by us, his spiritual presence is not denied us.

 


Recent Comments for Mark Chapter 3...

 


Brianna's Mark Chapter 3 comment about verse 11 on 1/16/2014, 5:08pm...

Lloyd Martin: You have a point! I always thought about this. The demons themselves knew who Jesus was. Jesus clearly said that the father is greater than he is. Sooo, how are people today so confused!?!?

Anyway, I also thought this was an interesting scripture since the Identity of the Messiah was such an issue at this time. The demons knew who he was, and verbalized it so no doubt on lookers heard. Yet so many failed to identify the Christ. Hmmmm.

 


David Adegbami's Mark Chapter 3 comment about verse 3 on 6/24/2013, 12:29am...

Progression comes from doing whatever our Lord asks us to do. Mary's response at the wedding in Cana was, "Whatever he asks you to do, do it..." Isaiah says, if you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the fruit of the land. Obedience and willingness must go together if we must receive any of His promises as our inheritance.

 


Isaac Yeboah's Mark Chapter 3 comment about verse 30 on 3/24/2013, 10:57am...

Because They Are Yet To Know The Power Of The Holy Spirit.

 


Lawrence's Mark Chapter 3 comment on 1/12/2013, 10:19pm...

I love that Jesus chose the twelve to be "with Him" first of all. We often get out trying to solve the problems of the world and the difficult sayings of Scripture without first of all learning to be "with Him." All of our questions and understanding must come from that 'alone' time with Him where He can examine us and show us our motivations and deal with our self sufficiency.

 


Anonymous's Mark Chapter 3 comment on 12/24/2012, 2:50pm...

Well it states that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men. Which we are allowed forgiveness of God through his gift the holy ghost. We were given his gift because we were created in flesh. So it was shown through Jesus born flesh through the holy spirit. We are the sons of men who were granted the gift from the father of the spirit. The holy ghost (spirit) is the gift to be forgiven. And whosoever argues that this is not Godís way must not truly believe. That is the gift that was given. Because for whatever reason you will take the doctrine to believe it as man teaches the doctrine of Godís word. Judge ye not brethren. For only God can judge and if you deny the power of the gift, then you are subject to eternal danger of not receiving the Fatherís love that he gave his only begotten son. We are the sons of men and we received the spirit. And to not accept the gift is blaspheme. Love you all.

 


Jay's Mark Chapter 3 comment on 12/12/2012, 11:25am...

On verse 29, the key to understanding that verse 29 is found in verse 30.
Jesus is speaking to the Scribes (verse 22) who have just accused Jesus of casting out devils by Beelzebub (lord of the flies). Verse 23, all sins can be forgiven except blaspheme (against) the holy ghost. They (Scribes) said, he (Jesus) hath (Present tense) an unclean spirit. The scribes just accused Jesus to his face (who is the holy ghost) of being an unclean spirit. A person can only commit blaspheme in two ways.
1. Accuse Jesus to his face of having an unclean spirit (which is not possible);
2. Or rejection of the holy ghost (salvation) when it is available and offered to you (II Corinthians 6:1-2). Hosanna = save us now!

 


Bobby's Mark Chapter 3 comment on 7/26/2012, 1:33pm...

I hear and understand what being said.But what gets my is why did they change the names in the Bible? ACTS chapter 4 verse 12 neither is there a name giving under Heaven among men whereby we must be save. that name can't be jesus! i've read and researched Maryam was her name not mary.she was a hebrew. we must ask ourselves why would the malak come down and give her a latin or greek name for her child? and we also no the letter J wasn't in the alphet and if they called him Joshua in the old why not call him Joshua in the new? what do we get when we call upon jesus and we do most christain worship him? be it anyone can show unto me in the text where he said to worship him or to call him god. why do we think the Father is the son when he said I come in my Father's name YHWH i've ask a many i which i believe i know the answers just want to hear what other's have to say.

 


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