James the son
of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, 'Sons of Thunder');
and Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot;
and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
And He *came home, and the crowd *gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
And when His own people heard about this,
they came out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, 'He has lost His senses.'
The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, 'He is possessed by Beelzebul,' and 'He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.'
He called them to Himself and began
speaking to them in parables: 'How can Satan cast out Satan?
And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, buthe is finished!
But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.