Mark 3:32
And the multitude sat about him, and they said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers without seek for you.
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(32) Thy mother and thy brethren.—Many MSS. of high authority add, “and Thy sisters,” and so explain the emphatic addition of that word in Mark 3:35.

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.See the notes at Matthew 12:46-50. Mr 3:31-35. His Mother and Brethren Seek to Speak with Him and the Reply. ( = Mt 12:46-50; Lu 8:19-21).

See on [1415]Mt 12:46-50.

See Poole on "Mark 3:31" And the multitude sat about him,.... In a circle, all around him, to hear him preach; so that there was no such thing as the messenger coming near him; but the message being whispered from one to another, it came to those who sat nearest him:

and they said unto him, behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee: in five of Beza's ancient copies, and in his most ancient one, are added, and thy sisters: agreeably, Christ hereafter makes mention of sister, as well as mother and brother; See Gill on Matthew 12:47, and so it is read in the Alexandrian copy.

And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Mark 3:32. The crowd gathered around Jesus report the presence of His relatives. According to a reading in several MSS., these included sisters among those present. They might do so under a mistake, even though the sisters were not there. If the friends came to withdraw Jesus from public life, the sisters were not likely to accompany the party, though there would be no impropriety in their going along with their mother. They are not mentioned in Mark 3:31. On the other hand, ἀδελφὴ comes in appropriately in Mark 3:35 in recognition of female disciples, which may have suggested its introduction here.32. seek for thee] They had already left the place where they abode, and gone forth in quest of Him; see above, Mark 3:21.Mark 3:32. Εἶπον, they said) He Himself was well aware of it, without their telling Him.
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