Mark 3:21
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New International Version
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

New Living Translation
When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. "He's out of his mind," they said.

English Standard Version
And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

Berean Study Bible
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, "He is out of His mind."

Berean Literal Bible
And those belonging to Him having heard, went out to seize Him; for they were saying, "He is out of His mind."

New American Standard Bible
When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."

King James Bible
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When His family heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, "He's out of His mind."

International Standard Version
When his family heard about it, they went to restrain him, because they kept saying, "He's out of his mind!"

NET Bible
When his family heard this they went out to restrain him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

New Heart English Bible
And when his family heard it, they went out to take charge of him: for they said, "He is out of his mind."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his relatives heard and they went out to take hold of him, for they were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When his family heard about it, they went to get him. They said, "He's out of his mind!"

New American Standard 1977
And when His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when his friends and family heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself.

King James 2000 Bible
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

American King James Version
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

American Standard Version
And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad.

Darby Bible Translation
And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.

English Revised Version
And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Weymouth New Testament
Hearing of this, His relatives came to seize Him by force, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

World English Bible
When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."

Young's Literal Translation
and his friends having heard, went forth to lay hold on him, for they said that he was beside himself,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:13-21 Christ calls whom he will; for his grace is his own. He had called the apostles to separate themselves from the crowd, and they came unto him. He now gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. May the Lord send forth more and more of those who have been with him, and have learned of him to preach his gospel, to be instruments in his blessed work. Those whose hearts are enlarged in the work of God, can easily bear with what is inconvenient to themselves, and will rather lose a meal than an opportunity of doing good. Those who go on with zeal in the work of God, must expect hinderances, both from the hatred of enemies, and mistaken affections of friends, and need to guard against both.
Study Bible
A House Divided
20Then Jesus went home, and once again a crowd gathered, so that He and His disciples could not even eat. 21When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, “He is out of His mind.” 22And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out demons.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 9:11
Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" And he said to them, "You know very well the man and his talk."

Jeremiah 29:26
"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,

Mark 3:31
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,

John 7:3
So Jesus' brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples there may see the works You are doing.

John 7:5
For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.

John 7:10
But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, He also went--not publicly, but in secret.

John 10:20
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?"

Acts 26:24
At this stage of Paul's defense, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are insane, Paul! Your great learning is driving you to madness!"

2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
Treasury of Scripture

And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

when. Some render, 'And they who were with him (in the house, ver.19,) hearing (the noise) went out to restrain, ([auton, i.e., ochlos,] the multitude,) for they said, It (the mob) is mad.' This, however, is contrary to all the versions; and appears an unnatural construction.

friends. or, kinsmen.

Mark 3:31 There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing without, …

John 7:3-10 His brothers therefore said to him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, …

He is.

2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to …

Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, …

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; …

John 10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, …

2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be …

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