Gospel of Mark chapter 3

Reading by Vic Alexander

From the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures


Mark 3

1. And Eashoa entered the synagogue again, and there was a man whose hand was withered, 2. And they observed him, to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath, to point out wrong doing, 3. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Stand in the middle.” 4. He then said to them also, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil? To save life or to destroy life?” However, they remained silent. 5. And he gazed at them wisely, as he was angered by the hardness of their heart, and he said to that man, “Extend your hand,” and he extended it and his hand was restored.

6. And the Pharisees went out in that very hour, together with the house of Herod, and set up a conspiracy to destroy him. 7. And Eashoa, together with his disciples, went to the sea, and many people from Galilee went out, and from Judah, 8. And from Jerusalem and from Idomea and from the crossing of the Jordan River, and from Tyre and Sidon, great crowds, to hear everything that he did, they came to him. 9. And he told his disciples to provide him with a fishing boat, so the crowd would not overwhelm him, 10. For he healed a great many, some fell against him, because they wanted to touch him, 11. And those who were plagued by evil spirits, when they saw him, they fell down and they would cry out and say, “You are that Son of Allaha.” 12. And he admonished them severely not to reveal him. 

13. And he climbed the mountain and he called those that fulfilled his will,* and they came to him. 14. And he chose twelve that would be with him, and he sent them to preach, 15. And to become empowered to heal illnesses and cast out demons. 16. And he named Simon by name of “The Rock,”* 17. And James, son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, he consecrated them the name Boanerges, which is the sons of thunder, 18. And Andrew and Philip, and Bartholomew,* and Matthew and Thomas, and James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananean, 19. And Judah Iscariot*, who betrayed him, and they came home. 20. And the crowds gathered again, until there was not enough bread for anybody to eat. 21. And the members of the household came out to get hold of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” 

22. And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem, said, “He is possessed by Beelzevow,* and he is casting out demons by the head* of the demons. 23. And Eashoa called them and told them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24. “If a kingdom divides against itself, it cannot remain standing as a kingdom. 25. “And if a house divides against itself, that house cannot stand. 26. “And someone of Satan rises against himself and becomes divided, he cannot remain standing, except his end is [in ruins.] 27. “No one* can enter the house of a swordsman and steal his clothes, except if he ties up the swordsman beforehand, and then rob his house. 28. “Amen, I am telling you, that all sins and blasphemies that human beings commit will be forgiven, 29. “However, the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, has no forgiveness to the end of the universe, except he receives the Judgment of the world,”* 30. Because they said that he is possessed by an evil spirit. 

31. And his mother and brethren came and stood outside and sent for him. 32. However, the congregation was sitting around him, and they told him, “Behold, your mother and brethren outside want you.” 33. And he replied and told them, “Who is my mother, and who is my brother?” 34. And he gazed at those who sat with him and he said, “Behold, my mother and, behold, my brothers. 35. “For whoever does the will of Allaha, is my brother and sister and mother.” 

Footnotes:: *3:13 Figure of speech: “Those he willed.” *3:16 Aramaic name: “Keepa,” or “Peter.” *3:18 Aramaic name: “Son of the disciplined.” *3:19 Aramaic name: “Brazen Deliverer.” *3:22. 1 “Beelzevow is in him.” *3:22. 2 “Leader,” or “chief.” *3:27 “Human [being.]” *3:29 “Except he [calls against himself] the Judgment of the universe.” 

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