True Relationships

46 He(A) was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.(B) 47 Someone told Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to You.”[a]

48 But He replied to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And stretching out His hand toward His disciples,(C) He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother.”(D)

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  1. Matthew 12:47 Other mss omit this v.

True Relationships

31 Then(A) His mother(B) and His brothers(C) came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, “Look, Your mother, Your brothers,(D) and Your sisters[a] are outside asking for You.”

33 He replied to them, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!(E) 35 Whoever does the will of God(F) is My brother and sister and mother.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 3:32 Other mss omit and Your sisters

Isn’t this the carpenter,(A) the son of Mary,(B) and the brother of James,(C) Joses, Judas,(D) and Simon? And aren’t His sisters here with us?” So they were offended(E) by Him.

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True Relationships

19 Then His mother and brothers(A) came to Him,(B) but they could not meet with Him because of the crowd. 20 He was told, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You.”

21 But He replied to them, “My mother and My brothers are those who hear and do the word of God.”(C)

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14 All these were continually united(A) in prayer,[a] along with the women, including Mary[b] the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 1:14 Other mss add and petition
  2. Acts 1:14 Or prayer, with their wives and Mary

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