Matthew 12:49
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New International Version
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are 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!

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

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!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? - The reason of this seeming disregard of his relatives was this: they came to seize upon him, for they thought he was distracted. See Mark 3:33.

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his disciples.

Matthew 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee...

Mark 3:34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

John 17:8,9,20 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...

John 20:17-20 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...

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An Attempt to Account for Jesus
'But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons.'--MATT. xii. 24. Mark's Gospel tells us that this astonishing explanation of Christ and His work was due to the ingenious malice of an ecclesiastical deputation, sent down from Jerusalem to prevent the simple folk in Galilee from being led away by this new Teacher. They must have been very hard put to it to explain undeniable but unwelcome facts, when they hazarded such a preposterous
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'A Greater than Solomon'
'A greater than Solomon is here.'--MATT. xii. 42. It is condescension in Him to compare Himself with any; yet if any might have been selected, it is that great name. To the Jews Solomon is an ideal figure, who appealed so strongly to popular imagination as to become the centre of endless legends; whose dominion was the very apex of national glory, in recounting whose splendours the historical books seem to be scarce able to restrain their triumph and pride. I. The Man. The story gives us a richly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What are Evidences of Backsliding in Heart.
1. Manifest formality in religious exercises. A stereotyped, formal way of saying and doing things, that is clearly the result of habit, rather than the outgushing of the religious life. This formality will be emotionless and cold as an iceberg, and will evince a total want of earnestness in the performance of religious duty. In prayer and in religious exercises the backslider in heart will pray or praise, or confess, or give thanks with his lips, so that all can hear him, perhaps, but in such a
Charles G. Finney—The Backslider in Heart

Lesser and Fuller Forms.
Moreover, we have endeavoured to use the fullest form, including the words of those Gospels which have the lesser forms of sentences, except where the sentence ends in a period, in which case have given the least form, so that the larger form of the other Gospels might be made apparent; as, for instance, this sentence, taken from Matt. xii. 47; Mark iii. 32; Luke viii. 20: ^c 20 And it was told him, ^a Behold, thy mother and thy brethren bseek for thee. ^c stand without desiring to see thee. ^a seeking
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

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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