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!

King James Bible
And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, 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:

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!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who is my mother? - See on Matthew 12:46-50 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold.

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

Songs 4:9,10 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck...

Songs 5:1,2 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...

Matthew 12:49,50 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!...

Matthew 25:40-45 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

Matthew 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brothers that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Luke 11:27,28 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him...

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

Hebrews 2:11,12 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers...

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And Judas Iscariot
AND JUDAS ISCARIOT TEXT: "And Judas Iscariot."--Mark 3:19. There is something about the name of this miserable man which commands our attention at once. There is a sort of fascination about his wickedness, and when we read his story it is difficult to give it up until we have come to its awful end. It is rather significant, it would seem to me, that his name should come last in the list of the Apostles, and the text, "And Judas Iscariot," would suggest to me not only that his name was last, but
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Anger and Grief of Jesus
He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.'--Mark iii. 5. Our Lord goes into the synagogue at Capernaum, where He had already wrought more than one miracle, and there He finds an object for His healing power, in a poor man with a withered hand; and also a little knot of His enemies. The scribes and Pharisees expect Christ to heal the man. So much had they learned of His tenderness and of His power. But their belief that He could work a miracle did not
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"He Ordained Twelve"
"And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach." It was beneath the sheltering trees of the mountainside, but a little distance from the Sea of Galilee, that the twelve were called to the apostolate, and the Sermon on the Mount was given. The fields and hills were the favorite resorts of Jesus, and much of His teaching was given under the open sky, rather
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Who are My Brethren?
The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights to prayer, that through the day He was thronged by great companies of people, and did not give Himself time so much as to eat. His friends felt that He was wearing Himself out by His incessant labor; they were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

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.

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