2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what ais not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”
5 “Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple 1break the Sabbath and are innocent?
6 “But I say to you that something agreater than the temple is here.
8 “For athe Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
9 aDeparting from there, He went into their synagogue.
cI will put My Spirit upon Him,
19 “aHe will not quarrel, nor cry out;
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 “aA battered reed He will not break off,
And a smoldering wick He will not put out,
23 All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be the aSon of David, can he?”
28 “But aif I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
30 “aHe who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
31 “aTherefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for athe tree is known by its fruit.
42 “aThe Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, bsomething greater than Solomon is here.
43 “aNow when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
45 “Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and athe last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.”
47 Someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.”1
48 But 1Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
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