Mark 3:19-35 Reading the Passage

Don’t Misjudge Jesus – Mark 3:19-35

3 Then Jesus entered a house, (20) and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. (21) When his family heard about this, they went to get him; for they said, He has lost his senses. (22) But the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons. (23) Jesus called them to himself, and speaking to them in parables, he said, How can Satan cast out Satan? (24) And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25) And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. (26) And if Satan has stood up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but comes to an end. (27) No one can enter into the house of the strong man, and take his possessions, unless he first ties up the strong man; then he will be able to plunder his house. (28) I tell you the truth, Men shall have all their sins forgiven, and whatever blasphemies they have uttered; (29) but whoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin. (30) He said this because they were saying, He has an unclean spirit.

(31) Then his mother and his brothers came; and, remaining outside, they sent someone in to call him. (32) Now a crowd was sitting around him; and they told him, Listen, your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you. (33) But he answered by asking, Who is my mother and who are my brothers? (34) Then looking round about at those who sat around him, he said, Look, here are my mother and my brothers! (35) Whoever shall do God’s will, that person is my brother, and sister, and mother.

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