La Bible du Semeur

Marc 3

(Mt 12.9-14; Lc 6.6-11)

1Jésus entra de nouveau dans la synagogue. Il s’y trouvait un homme avec la main paralysée. On le surveillait attentivement pour voir s’il le guérirait un jour de sabbat: ils voulaient ainsi pouvoir l’accuser.

Jésus dit à l’homme à la main infirme: Lève-toi et mets-toi là, au milieu.

Puis il demanda aux autres: Est-il permis, le jour du sabbat, de faire du bien, ou de faire du mal? A-t-on le droit de sauver une vie ou faut-il la laisser se détruire?

Mais personne ne dit mot.

Jésus promena sur eux un regard indigné. Profondément attristé par la dureté de leur cœur, il dit à l’homme: Etends la main!

Il la tendit et elle fut guérie. Aussitôt, les pharisiens sortirent de la synagogue et allèrent se concerter avec des membres du parti d’Hérode sur les moyens de faire mourir Jésus.

Jésus parmi la foule

Jésus se retira du côté du lac avec ses disciples. Une foule immense le suivait: elle était venue de la Galilée, de la Judée, de Jérusalem, de l’Idumée[a], des territoires de l’autre côté du Jourdain ainsi que de la région de Tyr et de Sidon. Ces gens venaient à lui car ils avaient appris tout ce qu’il faisait. Il demanda alors à ses disciples de tenir un bateau à sa disposition pour éviter d’être écrasé par la foule. 10 En effet, comme il guérissait beaucoup de gens, tous les malades se précipitaient vers lui pour le toucher.

11 Lorsque des gens qui étaient sous l’emprise d’esprits mauvais le voyaient, ils se prosternaient devant lui et s’écriaient: Tu es le Fils de Dieu.

12 Mais il leur défendait absolument de faire savoir qui il était.

Le choix des apôtres

13 Plus tard, il monta sur une colline avoisinante et appela ceux qu’il voulait, et ils vinrent à lui. 14 Il désigna ainsi douze hommes [qu’il nomma apôtres][b] et qui devaient être constamment avec lui; 15 il les envoya annoncer l’Evangile avec le pouvoir de chasser les démons. 16 Voici les noms des Douze qu’il désigna[c]: Simon, auquel Jésus donna le nom de Pierre, 17 Jacques, fils de Zébédée et Jean son frère auxquels il donna le nom de Boanergès, ce qui signifie «fils du tonnerre», 18 André, Philippe, Barthélemy, Matthieu, Thomas, Jacques, fils d’Alphée, Thaddée, Simon le Zélé[d], 19 et Judas Iscariot, celui qui le trahit.

Jésus: Dieu ou Satan?

20 Jésus alla à la maison et, de nouveau, la foule s’y pressa au point que lui et ses disciples n’arrivaient même plus à manger. 21 Quand les membres de sa famille l’apprirent, ils vinrent pour le ramener de force avec eux. Ils disaient en effet: «Il est devenu fou.» 22 Les spécialistes de la Loi qui étaient venus de Jérusalem disaient: Il est sous l’emprise de Béelzébul[e]; c’est par le pouvoir du chef des démons qu’il chasse les démons.

23 Alors Jésus les appela et leur parla en paraboles: Comment Satan peut-il chasser Satan? 24 Un royaume déchiré par la guerre civile ne peut pas subsister. 25 Si une famille est divisée, cette famille ne peut pas subsister. 26 Si donc Satan se bat contre lui-même, s’il est en conflit avec lui-même, il ne peut plus subsister, c’en est fini de lui. 27 En fait, personne ne peut pénétrer dans la maison d’un homme fort pour s’emparer de ses biens sans avoir d’abord ligoté cet homme fort: c’est alors qu’il pillera sa maison.

28 Vraiment, je vous avertis: tout sera pardonné aux hommes, leurs péchés et les blasphèmes qu’ils auront prononcés. 29 Mais si quelqu’un blasphème contre l’Esprit Saint, il ne lui sera jamais pardonné: il portera éternellement la charge de ce péché.

30 Jésus leur parla ainsi parce qu’ils disaient: «Il est sous l’emprise d’un esprit mauvais.»

La vraie famille de Jésus

31 La mère et les frères de Jésus arrivèrent. Ils se tinrent dehors et envoyèrent quelqu’un l’appeler.

32 Beaucoup de monde était assis autour de lui. On vint lui dire: Ta mère, tes frères et tes sœurs[f] sont dehors et te cherchent.

33 Il répondit: Qui sont ma mère et mes frères?

34 Et, promenant les regards sur ceux qui étaient assis en cercle autour de lui, il dit: Voici ma mère et mes frères, 35 car celui qui fait la volonté de Dieu, celui-là est pour moi un frère, une sœur, ou une mère.

Notas al pie

  1. 3.8 l’Idumée : région située au sud de la Judée.
  2. 3.14 qu’il nomma apôtres : ces mots sont absents de plusieurs manuscrits.
  3. 3.16 qu’il désigna : ces mots sont absents de plusieurs manuscrits.
  4. 3.18 Voir note Mt 10.4.
  5. 3.22 Béelzébul : voir note Mt 10.25.
  6. 3.32 Plusieurs manuscrits n’ont pas tes sœurs.

Amplified Bible

Mark 3

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

1Again Jesus went into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was [a]withered. The Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him [in the Jewish high court]. He said to the man whose hand was withered, “Get up and come forward!” He asked them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to kill?” But they kept silent. After looking around at them with anger, grieved at the hardness and arrogance of their hearts, He told the man, “Hold out your hand.” And he held it out, and his hand was [completely] restored. Then the Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the [b]Herodians [to plot] against Him, as to how [c]they might [fabricate some legal grounds to] put Him to death.

Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him; and also people from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and [from the region] beyond the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon; a vast number of people came to Him because they were hearing about all [the things] that He was doing. And He told His disciples to have a small boat stand ready for Him because of the many people, so that they would not crowd Him; 10 for He had healed many, and as a result all who had diseases pressed around Him to touch Him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him and screamed out, “You are the Son of God!” 12 Jesus sternly warned them [again and again] not to tell who He was.

The Twelve Are Chosen

13 He went up on the hillside and called those whom He Himself wanted and chose; and they came to Him. 14 And He appointed [d]twelve [disciples], so that they would be with Him [for instruction] and so that He could send them out to preach [the gospel as apostles—that is, as His special messengers, personally chosen representatives], 15 and to have authority and power to cast out demons. 16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter), 17 and James, the son of [e]Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, that is, “Sons of Thunder”); 18 and [He also appointed] Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew (Nathanael), and Matthew (Levi the tax collector), and Thomas, and [f]James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus (Judas the son of James), and Simon the Zealot; 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.

20 Then He came to a [g]house [in Capernaum], and a crowd formed again, so [many people] that Jesus and His disciples could not even eat a meal [together]. 21 When His own family heard this they went to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He is out of His mind.” 22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by [h]Beelzebul (Satan),” and “He is driving out the demons by the [power of the] ruler of the demons.” 23 So He called them to Himself and spoke to them in [i]parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided [split into factions and rebelling] against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 But no one can go into a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first overpowers and ties up the strong man, and then he will ransack and rob his house.

28 “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and all the abusive and blasphemous things they say; 29 but whoever [j]blasphemes against the Holy Spirit and His power [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin [a sin which is unforgivable in this present age as well as in the age to come]”— 30 [Jesus said this] because the scribes and Pharisees were [attributing His miracles to Satan by] saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called for Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Look! Your mother and Your brothers are outside asking for You.” 33 And He replied, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 Looking at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 35 For [k]whoever does the will of God [by believing in Me, and following Me], he is My brother and sister and mother.”

Notas al pie

  1. Mark 3:1 The Greek word also means “to dry out” and may indicate that the condition resulted from disease or an accident.
  2. Mark 3:6 A secular political party of Jews that strongly supported Herod Antipas and Rome, and opposed the Pharisees on most issues.
  3. Mark 3:6 The Pharisees and Herodians set aside their religious and political differences to form a conspiracy.
  4. Mark 3:14 See notes Matt 10:2-4.
  5. Mark 3:17 It is believed that Salome, Zebedee’s wife and the mother of James and John, was a sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  6. Mark 3:18 Also called James the Less or James the Younger. It is believed that his mother, Mary (Gr Maria), was a sister or sister-in-law of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  7. Mark 3:20 Probably Simon Peter’s house; cf 2:1, 2.
  8. Mark 3:22 I.e. an idol worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron: Baal Zebul, lord of the high places or Baal Zebub, lord of the flies.
  9. Mark 3:23 Parables ordinarily were used for clarification, but Jesus often used them to hide sacred truths from unbelievers (see 4:11, 12).
  10. Mark 3:29 Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is denying all the work of the Holy Spirit. This leads ultimately to rejecting the deity of Christ.
  11. Mark 3:35 A universal offer.