Mark 3:34
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New International Version
Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

New Living Translation
Then he looked at those around him and said, "Look, these are my mother and brothers.

English Standard Version
And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

New American Standard Bible
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!

King James Bible
And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

International Standard Version
Then looking at the people sitting around him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

NET Bible
And looking at those who were sitting around him in a circle, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he looked on those who were sitting with him and he said, “Here is my mother and here are my brethren.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then looking at those who sat in a circle around him, he said, "Look, here are my mother and my brothers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And looking round about on those who sat about him, he said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

King James 2000 Bible
And he looked round about on them who sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American King James Version
And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American Standard Version
And looking round on them that sat round about him, he saith, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith: Behold my mother and my brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren:

English Revised Version
And looking round on them which sat round about him, he saith, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Webster's Bible Translation
And he looked around on them who sat about him, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Weymouth New Testament
And, fixing His eyes on the people who were sitting round Him in a circle, He said,

World English Bible
Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

Young's Literal Translation
And having looked round in a circle to those sitting about him, he saith, 'Lo, my mother and my brethren!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:31-35 It is a great comfort to all true Christians, that they are dearer to Christ than mother, brother, or sister as such, merely as relations in the flesh would have been, even had they been holy. Blessed be God, this great and gracious privilege is ours even now; for though Christ's bodily presence cannot be enjoyed by us, his spiritual presence is not denied us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - Looking round on them περιβλεψάμενος <ΒΤΤ·Ξομμενταρψ Ωορδ>which sat round about him. Here is one of the graphic touches of St. Mark, reproduced, it may be, from St. Peter. Our Lord's intellectual and loving eye swept the inner circle of his disciples. The twelve, of course, would be with him, and others with them. His enemies were not far off. But immediately about him were those who constituted his chosen ones. As man, he had his human affections and his earthly relationships; but as the Son of God, he knew no other relatives but God's children, to whom the performance of his will and the promotion of his glory are the first of all duties and the dominant principle of their lives.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he looked round about on them which sat about him,.... To find out his disciples among them, and point them out particularly, by stretching forth his hand towards them: and said,

behold my mother and my brethren: not in a natural, but in a spiritual sense; his mother, because, in regeneration, he was formed in them; his brethren, because, by adoption, his God was their God, his Father their Father; See Gill on Matthew 12:49.



Mark 3:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
33Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?" 34Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers! 35"For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."
Cross References
Matthew 12:49
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.

Mark 3:33
"Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.

Mark 6:6
He was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

Hebrews 2:11
Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
Treasury of Scripture

And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

Behold.

Psalm 22:22 I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation …

Songs 4:9,10 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished …

Songs 5:1,2 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my …

Matthew 12:49,50 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold …

Matthew 25:40-45 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Matthew 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brothers that …

Luke 11:27,28 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of …

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Hebrews 2:11,12 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of …

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