Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit(A)

21 (B)Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the (C)synagogue and taught. 22 (D)And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an (E)unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 saying, “Let us alone! (F)What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I (G)know who You are—the (H)Holy One of God!”

25 But Jesus (I)rebuked him, saying, [a]“Be quiet, and come out of him!” 26 And when the unclean spirit (J)had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, [b]“What is this? What new [c]doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” 28 And immediately His (K)fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.

Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed(L)

29 (M)Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once. 31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.

Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset(N)

32 (O)At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and (P)cast out many demons; and He (Q)did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

Preaching in Galilee(R)

35 Now (S)in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a [d]solitary place; and there He (T)prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. 37 When they found Him, they said to Him, (U)“Everyone (V)is looking for You.”

38 But He said to them, (W)“Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because (X)for this purpose I have come forth.”

39 (Y)And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and (Z)casting out demons.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper(AA)

40 (AB)Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

41 Then Jesus, moved with (AC)compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” 42 As soon as He had spoken, (AD)immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. 43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once, 44 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things (AE)which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

45 (AF)However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; (AG)and they came to Him from every direction.

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic(AH)

And again (AI)He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. [e]Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a (AJ)paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? (AK)Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? (AL)Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has [f]power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, 11 “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and (AM)glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

Matthew the Tax Collector(AN)

13 (AO)Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them. 14 (AP)As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, (AQ)“Follow Me.” So he arose and (AR)followed Him.

15 (AS)Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. 16 And when the scribes [g]and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, (AT)“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, [h]to repentance.”


  1. Mark 1:25 Lit. Be muzzled
  2. Mark 1:27 NU What is this? A new doctrine with authority! He
  3. Mark 1:27 teaching
  4. Mark 1:35 deserted
  5. Mark 2:2 NU omits Immediately
  6. Mark 2:10 authority
  7. Mark 2:16 NU of the
  8. Mark 2:17 NU omits to repentance

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