A Great Multitude Follows Jesus(A)

But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, (B)and from Judea and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard how (C)many things He was doing, came to Him. So He told His disciples that a small boat should be kept ready for Him because of the multitude, lest they should crush Him. 10 For He healed (D)many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to (E)touch Him. 11 (F)And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, (G)“You are the Son of God.” 12 But (H)He sternly warned them that they should not make Him known.

The Twelve Apostles(I)

13 (J)And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. 14 Then He appointed twelve, [a]that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, 15 and to have [b]power [c]to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: 16 [d]Simon, (K)to whom He gave the name Peter; 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, “Sons of Thunder”; 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananite; 19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.

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  1. Mark 3:14 NU adds whom He also named apostles
  2. Mark 3:15 authority
  3. Mark 3:15 NU omits to heal sicknesses and
  4. Mark 3:16 NU and He appointed the twelve: Simon . . .

Do Not Neglect Salvation

Therefore we must give [a]the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word (A)spoken through angels proved steadfast, and (B)every transgression and disobedience received a just [b]reward, (C)how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, (D)which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was (E)confirmed to us by those who heard Him, (F)God also bearing witness (G)both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and (H)gifts[c] of the Holy Spirit, (I)according to His own will?

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  1. Hebrews 2:1 all the more careful attention
  2. Hebrews 2:2 retribution or penalty
  3. Hebrews 2:4 distributions

19 (A)If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

The Last Enemy Destroyed

20 But now (B)Christ is risen from the dead, and has become (C)the firstfruits of those who have [a]fallen asleep. 21 For (D)since by man came death, (E)by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall (F)be made alive. 23 But (G)each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers (H)the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign (I)till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 (J)The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:20 Died

(A)to another faith by the same Spirit, to another (B)gifts of healings by [a]the same Spirit,

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:9 NU one

A Boy Is Healed(A)

14 (B)And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is [a]an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O [b]faithless and (C)perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus (D)rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your [c]unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, (E)if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 [d]However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

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  1. Matthew 17:15 Lit. moonstruck
  2. Matthew 17:17 unbelieving
  3. Matthew 17:20 NU little faith
  4. Matthew 17:21 NU omits v. 21.

Idolatry at Lystra

(A)And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. [a]Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, (B)“Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.

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  1. Acts 14:9 Lit. Who

Stephen Accused of Blasphemy

And Stephen, full of [a]faith and power, did great (A)wonders and signs among the people.

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  1. Acts 6:8 NU grace

The Thorn in the Flesh

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a (A)thorn in the flesh was given to me, (B)a messenger of Satan to [a]buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. (C)Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly (D)I will rather boast in my infirmities, (E)that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore (F)I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. (G)For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7 beat

23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent [a]infirmities.

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  1. 1 Timothy 5:23 illnesses

20 (A)Erastus stayed in Corinth, but (B)Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

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The Seventy Return with Joy

17 Then (A)the [a]seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

18 And He said to them, (B)“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, (C)I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but [b]rather rejoice because (D)your names are written in heaven.”

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  1. Luke 10:17 NU seventy-two
  2. Luke 10:20 NU, M omit rather