Genesis 3: 9- 15
|3:9||And the Lord God called Adam and said to him: “Where are you?”|
|3:10||And he said, “I heard your voice in Paradise, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and so I hid myself.”|
|3:11||He said to him, “Then who told you that you were naked, if you have not eaten of the tree from which I instructed you that you should not eat?”|
|3:12||And Adam said, “The woman, whom you gave to me as a companion, gave to me from the tree, and I ate.”|
|3:13||And the Lord God said to the woman, “Why have you done this?” And she responded, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”|
|3:14||And the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed among all living things, even the wild beasts of the earth. Upon your breast shall you travel, and the ground shall you eat, all the days of your life.|
|3:15||I will put enmities between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring. She will crush your head, and you will lie in wait for her heel.”|
Second Corinthians 4: 13- 5: 1
|4:3||But if our Gospel is in some way hidden, it is hidden to those who are perishing.|
|4:4||As for them, the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, would not shine in them.|
|4:5||For we are not preaching about ourselves, but about Jesus Christ our Lord. We are merely your servants through Jesus.|
|4:6||For God, who told the light to shine out of darkness, has shined a light into our hearts, to illuminate the knowledge of the splendor of God, in the person of Christ Jesus.|
|4:7||But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, so that what is sublime may be of the power of God, and not of us.|
|4:8||In all things, we endure tribulation, yet we are not in anguish. We are constrained, yet we are not destitute.|
|4:9||We suffer persecution, yet we have not been abandoned. We are thrown down, yet we do not perish.|
|4:10||We ever carry around the mortification of Jesus in our bodies, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.|
|4:11||For we who live are ever handed over unto death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh.|
|4:12||Therefore, death is at work in us, and life is at work in you.|
|4:13||But we have the same Spirit of faith. And just as it is written, “I believed, and for that reason I spoke,” so we also believe, and for that reason, we also speak.|
|4:14||For we know that the One who raised up Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and will place us with you.|
|4:15||Thus, all is for you, so that grace, abounding through many in thanksgiving, may abound to the glory of God.|
|4:16||For this reason, we are not insufficient. But it is as though our outer man is corrupted, while our inner man is renewed from day to day.|
|4:17||For though our tribulation is, at the present time, brief and light, it accomplishes in us the weight of a sublime eternal glory, beyond measure.|
|4:18||And we are contemplating, not the things that are seen, but the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are temporal, whereas the things that are not seen are eternal.|
|5:1||For we know that, when our earthly house of this habitation is dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven.|
Mark 3: 20- 35
3:20And they went to a house, and the crowd gathered together again, so much so that they were not even able to eat bread.
3:21And when his own had heard of it, they went out to take hold of him. For they said: “Because he has gone mad.”
3:22And the scribes who had descended from Jerusalem said, “Because he has Beelzebub, and because by the prince of demons does he cast out demons.”
3:23And having called them together, he spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24For if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand.
3:25And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.
3:26And if Satan has risen up against himself, he would be divided, and he would not be able to stand; instead he reaches the end.
3:27No one is able to plunder the goods of a strong man, having entered into the house, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he shall plunder his house.
3:28Amen I say to you, that all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and the blasphemies by which they will have blasphemed.
3:29But he who will have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit shall not have forgiveness in eternity; instead he shall be guilty of an eternal offense.”
3:30For they said: “He has an unclean spirit.”
3:31And his mother and brothers arrived. And standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
3:32And the crowd was sitting around him. And they said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.”
3:33And responding to them, he said, “Who is my mother and my brothers?”
3:34And looking around at those who were sitting all around him, he said: “Behold, my mother and my brothers.
3:35For whoever has done the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister and mother.”