Day 31

Mark 3


3:1 He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered. 

3:2 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. 

3:3 He said to the man who had his hand withered, "Stand up." 

3:4 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. 

3:5 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. 

3:6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. 

3:7 Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea, 

3:8 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. 

3:9 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. 

3:10 For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him. 

3:11 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of God!" 

3:12 He sternly warned them that they should not make him known. 

3:13 He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him. 

3:14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach, 

3:15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: 

3:16 Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; 

3:17 James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; 

3:18 Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; 

3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. He came into a house. 

3:20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 

3:21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane." 

3:22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons." 

3:23 He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? 

3:24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 

3:25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 

3:26 If Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can't stand, but has an end. 

3:27 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. 

3:28 Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme; 

3:29 but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"

3:30 --because they said, "He has an unclean spirit." 

3:31 His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him. 

3:32 A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, "Behold, your mother, your brothers, and your sisters{TR omits "your sisters"} are outside looking for you." 

3:33 He answered them, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 

3:34 Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers! 

3:35 For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother." 

 


2 Corinthians 1


1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the assembly of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: 

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 

1:4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 

1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ. 

1:6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. 

1:7 Our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that, since you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort. 

1:8 For we don't desire to have you uninformed, brothers,{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life. 

1:9 Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead, 

1:10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us; 

1:11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed on us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf. 

1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you. 

1:13 For we write no other things to you, than what you read or even acknowledge, and I hope you will acknowledge to the end; 

1:14 as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus. 

1:15 In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit; 

1:16 and by you to pass into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and to be sent forward by you on my journey to Judea. 

1:17 When I therefore was thus determined, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the "Yes, yes" and the "No, no?" 

1:18 But as God is faithful, our word toward you was not "Yes and no." 

1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not "Yes and no," but in him is "Yes." 

1:20 For however many are the promises of God, in him is the "Yes." Therefore also through him is the "Amen," to the glory of God through us. 

1:21 Now he who establishes us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God; 

1:22 who also sealed us, and gave us the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts. 

1:23 But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I didn't come to Corinth to spare you. 

1:24 Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are fellow workers with you for your joy. For you stand firm in faith. 

 


2 Corinthians 2


2:1 But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow. 

2:2 For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me? 

2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you. 

2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you. 

2:5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I not press too heavily) to you all. 

2:6 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many; 

2:7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow. 

2:8 Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him. 

2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things. 

2:10 Now I also forgive whomever you forgive anything. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 

2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes. 

2:12 Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord, 

2:13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn't find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia. 

2:14 Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place. 

2:15 For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish; 

2:16 to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 

2:17 For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.