Luke 8:21
New International Version
He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God's word and obey it."

English Standard Version
But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

Berean Study Bible
But He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and carry it out.”

Berean Literal Bible
But answering, He said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who are hearing and doing the word of God."

New American Standard Bible
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."

King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

Christian Standard Bible
But he replied to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear and do the word of God."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "My mother and my brothers are those people who hear and obey God's message."

Good News Translation
Jesus said to them all, "My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He replied to them, "My mother and My brothers are those who hear and do the word of God."

International Standard Version
But he answered those people, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear a message from God and heed it."

NET Bible
But he replied to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."

New Heart English Bible
But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he answered and said to them, “These are my mother and my brothers; those who are hearing the word of God and are practicing it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear and do what God's word says."

New American Standard 1977
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it.

King James 2000 Bible
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it.

American King James Version
And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

American Standard Version
But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God, and do it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they who hear the word of God, and do it.

Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to them, My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do [it].

English Revised Version
But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brethren are these who hear the word of God, and do it.

Weymouth New Testament
"My mother and my brothers," He replied, "are these who hear God's Message and obey it."

World English Bible
But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."

Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said unto them, 'My mother and my brethren! they are those who the word of God are hearing, and doing.'
Study Bible
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
20He was told, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You.” 21But He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and carry it out.” 22One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us cross to the other side of the lake.” So He got into a boat with them and set out.…
Cross References
Luke 8:20
He was told, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You."

Luke 11:28
But He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

Treasury of Scripture

And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

My mother.

Luke 11:27,28
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked…

Matthew 25:40,45
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me…

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

which.

Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Matthew 7:21-26
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven…

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He replied,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

mother
Μήτηρ (Mētēr)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

brothers
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

those
οὗτοί (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hear
ἀκούοντες (akouontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

carry it out.”
ποιοῦντες (poiountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.
(21) My mother and my brethren.--The answer agrees very closely with that in the other Gospels. But note the use of "the word of God," instead of "the will of God" in St. Mark, and "the will of my Father" in St. Matthew, as throwing light on the meaning of the former phrase, and showing its fulness and width of meaning.

Verse 21. - And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the Word of God, and do it. The Master used the opportunity to send home into the hearts of the many listeners the stern, grave lesson that there was something more solemn even than family ties, and that these, holy and binding though they were, must not be allowed to stand in the way of plain, unmistakable duty. 8:4-21 There are many very needful and excellent rules and cautions for hearing the word, in the parable of the sower, and the application of it. Happy are we, and for ever indebted to free grace, if the same thing that is a parable to others, with which they are only amused, is a plain truth to us, by which we are taught and governed. We ought to take heed of the things that will hinder our profiting by the word we hear; to take heed lest we hear carelessly and slightly, lest we entertain prejudices against the word we hear; and to take heed to our spirits after we have heard the word, lest we lose what we have gained. The gifts we have, will be continued to us or not, as we use them for the glory of God, and the good of our brethren. Nor is it enough not to hold the truth in unrighteousness; we should desire to hold forth the word of life, and to shine, giving light to all around. Great encouragement is given to those who prove themselves faithful hearers of the word, by being doers of the work. Christ owns them as his relations.
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