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

New Living Translation
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!"

English Standard Version
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

New American Standard Bible
"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."

King James Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."

International Standard Version
because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

NET Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For everyone who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven, the same is my brother and my sister and my mother.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever does what my Father in heaven wants is my brother and sister and mother."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, the same is my brother and sister and mother.

King James 2000 Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

American King James Version
For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

American Standard Version
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Darby Bible Translation
for whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in [the] heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

English Revised Version
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Weymouth New Testament
To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."

World English Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."

Young's Literal Translation
for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
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 50. - For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same (he, Revised Version; αὐτός: ch. 1:21, note) is my brother, and sister, and mother. He is fall; he sums up in himself all such relations. Observe that our Lord does not raise the question whether or not his mother and brethren now believed on him. He is only speaking of the claims of relationship as such. From Mark 3:21, however (which seems to refer to the same occasion), we may conclude that the motive for this endeavour to interrupt him lay in unbelief. If so, Mary was either unaware of this or had herself been over-persuaded into momentary impatience (John 2:3) and distrust. If the latter alternative be adopted, she forms a parallel to the Baptist (Matthew 11:3, note).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father,.... This is not to be understood of a perfect obedience to the will of God, revealed in his righteous law; for since this cannot be performed by any mere man, no one could be in such a spiritual relation to Christ: but of the obedience of faith to the will of God, revealed in the Gospel; which is to believe in Christ, and have everlasting life; see John 6:40. This is the will of Christ's Father,

which is in heaven, and which is good news from heaven, to sinners on earth; and which Christ came down from heaven to do, and to declare to the children of men: such as "hear the word of God and do it", as Luke says, Luke 8:21 that is, hear the Gospel, understand and believe it, and become obedient to the faith of it; these are in this near manner related to Christ, evidentially and openly, as well as those who were now present:

the same is my brother, and sister, and mother; as dear to me, as such are to those, to whom they stood thus related in the flesh: and these natural relations serve to convey some ideas of that relation, union, nearness, and communion, there are between Christ and his people; all these relative characters may be observed in the book of Solomon's Song, to which our Lord may be reasonably thought to have respect; see Sol 3:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

50. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother—that is, "There stand here the members of a family transcending and surviving this of earth: Filial subjection to the will of My Father in heaven is the indissoluble bond of union between Me and all its members; and whosoever enters this hallowed circle becomes to Me brother, and sister, and mother!"

Matthew 12:50 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Mother and 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 12:49
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.

Matthew 13:1
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.

John 15:14
You are my friends if you do what I command.
Treasury of Scripture

For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

do.

Matthew 7:20,21 Why by their fruits you shall know them…

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

Mark 3:35 For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and …

Luke 8:21 And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these …

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

John 6:29,40 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you …

John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your …

Acts 16:30,31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved…

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

James 1:21,22 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does …

1 John 3:23,24 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of …

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right …

the same.

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 …

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

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 2:11-17 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of …

and sister.

Songs 4:9,10,12 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 …

1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other …

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused …

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

and mother.

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, …

1 Timothy 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

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