Matthew 12:49
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New International Version
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.

New Living Translation
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look, these are my mother and brothers.

English Standard Version
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

New American Standard Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!

King James Bible
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

International Standard Version
Then pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers,

NET Bible
And pointing toward his disciples he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he stretched his hands toward his disciples and said, “Behold my mother and behold my brothers!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Look, here are my mother and my brothers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

King James 2000 Bible
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American King James Version
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American Standard Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
And, stretching out his hand to his disciples, he said, Behold my mother and my brethren;

English Revised Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Webster's Bible Translation
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Weymouth New Testament
And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers.

World English Bible
He stretched out his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

Young's Literal Translation
And having stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, he said, 'Lo, my mother and my brethren!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:46-50 Christ's preaching was plain, easy, and familiar, and suited to his hearers. His mother and brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him, when they should have been standing within, desiring to hear him. Frequently, those who are nearest to the means of knowledge and grace are most negligent. We are apt to neglect that which we think we may have any day, forgetting that to-morrow is not ours. We often meet with hinderances in our work from friends about us, and are taken off by care for the things of this life, from the concerns of our souls. Christ was so intent on his work, that no natural or other duty took him from it. Not that, under pretence of religion, we may be disrespectful to parents, or unkind to relations; but the lesser duty must stand by, while the greater is done. Let us cease from men, and cleave to Christ; let us look upon every Christian, in whatever condition of life, as the brother, sister, or mother of the Lord of glory; let us love, respect, and be kind to them, for his sake, and after his example.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 49. - And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples. One of the very few signs of an eye-witness in sentences peculiar to the First Gospel (see Introduction, p. 11). And said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples,.... By whom are meant, not only the twelve, but all others present, who truly believed in him, both men and women; and who might sit near him and together, and whom, by this motion of his hand, he pointed out as his spiritual relations, to the multitude that sat round him:

and said, behold my mother, and my brethren; in whose hearts he was formed, and who were the children of God by adopting grace, and so his brethren; and were as dear to him as his mother and brethren. It is reasonable to suppose, that when he said, "behold my mother", and, as in the following verse, "sister"; he might stretch forth his hand particularly, toward the pious and religious women that believed in him, and ministered to him of their substance, who might be now present; such as Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and others; since these are mentioned by Luke in the same chapter in which this passage stands in his Gospel; and when he said "behold my brethren", he might point directly to the twelve, and the rest of the men that believed in him, and followed him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

49. And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples—How graphic is this! It is the language evidently of an eye-witness.

and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Matthew 12:49 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
48But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?" 49And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers! 50"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
Cross References
Matthew 12:48
He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"

Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

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