Mark 3:21
New International Version
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

New Living Translation
When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. "He's out of his mind," they said.

English Standard Version
And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

Berean Study Bible
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, “He is out of His mind.”

Berean Literal Bible
And those belonging to Him having heard, went out to seize Him; for they were saying, "He is out of His mind."

New American Standard Bible
When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."

King James Bible
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Christian Standard Bible
When his family heard this, they set out to restrain him, because they said, "He's out of his mind."

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus' family heard what he was doing, they thought he was crazy and went to get him under control.

Good News Translation
When his family heard about it, they set out to take charge of him, because people were saying, "He's gone mad!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When His family heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, "He's out of His mind."

International Standard Version
When his family heard about it, they went to restrain him, because they kept saying, "He's out of his mind!"

NET Bible
When his family heard this they went out to restrain him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

New Heart English Bible
And when his family heard it, they went out to take charge of him: for they said, "He is out of his mind."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his relatives heard and they went out to take hold of him, for they were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When his family heard about it, they went to get him. They said, "He's out of his mind!"

New American Standard 1977
And when His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when his friends and family heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself.

King James 2000 Bible
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

American King James Version
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

American Standard Version
And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad.

Darby Bible Translation
And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.

English Revised Version
And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Weymouth New Testament
Hearing of this, His relatives came to seize Him by force, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

World English Bible
When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."

Young's Literal Translation
and his friends having heard, went forth to lay hold on him, for they said that he was beside himself,
Study Bible
A House Divided
20Then Jesus went home, and once again a crowd gathered, so that He and His disciples could not even eat. 21When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, “He is out of His mind.” 22And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out demons.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 9:11
When Jehu went out to the servants of his master, they asked, "Is everything all right? Why did this madman come to you?" "You know the sort and their babble," he replied.

Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada, to be the chief officer in the house of the LORD, responsible for any madman who acts like a prophet--you must put him in stocks and neck irons.

Mark 3:31
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,

John 7:3
So Jesus' brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples there may see the works You are doing.

John 7:5
For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.

John 7:10
But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, He also went--not publicly, but in secret.

John 10:20
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?"

Acts 26:24
At this stage of Paul's defense, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are insane, Paul! Your great learning is driving you to madness!"

2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

Treasury of Scripture

And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

when.

friends.

Mark 3:31
There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

John 7:3-10
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest…

He is.

2 Kings 9:11
Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.

Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.

Hosea 9:7
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.







Lexicon
[When]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His family
παρ’ (par’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

heard [about this],
ἀκούσαντες (akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

they went out
ἐξῆλθον (exēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

to take custody
κρατῆσαι (kratēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

of Him,
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

saying,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“He is out of His mind.”
Ἐξέστη (Exestē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1839: From ek and histemi; to put out of wits, i.e. Astound, or become astounded, insane.
(21) And when his friends . . .--Literally, those from Him--i.e., from His home. As the "mother and the brethren" are mentioned later on in the chapter as coming to check His teaching, we must see in these some whom they had sent with the same object. To them the new course of action on which our Lord had entered seemed a sign of over-excitement, recklessly rushing into danger. We may, perhaps, see in the random word thus uttered that which gave occasion to the more malignant taunt of the scribes in the next verse. They were saying now, as they said afterwards (John 10:20), "He hath a devil, and is mad."

3:13-21 Christ calls whom he will; for his grace is his own. He had called the apostles to separate themselves from the crowd, and they came unto him. He now gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. May the Lord send forth more and more of those who have been with him, and have learned of him to preach his gospel, to be instruments in his blessed work. Those whose hearts are enlarged in the work of God, can easily bear with what is inconvenient to themselves, and will rather lose a meal than an opportunity of doing good. Those who go on with zeal in the work of God, must expect hinderances, both from the hatred of enemies, and mistaken affections of friends, and need to guard against both.
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