Mark 3:31
New International Version
Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him. They stood outside and sent word for him to come out and talk with them.

English Standard Version
And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,

Berean Literal Bible
And His mother and His brothers arrive, and standing outside, sent to Him, calling Him.

New American Standard Bible
Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.

King James Bible
There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

Christian Standard Bible
His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent word to him and called him.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus' mother and brothers came and stood outside. Then they sent someone with a message for him to come out to them.

Good News Translation
Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. They stood outside the house and sent in a message, asking for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him.

International Standard Version
Then his mother and his brothers arrived. Milling around outside, they sent for him, continuously summoning him.

NET Bible
Then Jesus' mother and his brothers came. Standing outside, they sent word to him, to summon him.

New Heart English Bible
And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his mother and his brothers came, standing outside, and they sent that they might call him to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then his mother and his brothers arrived. They stood outside and sent someone to ask him to come out.

New American Standard 1977
And His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him, and called Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

King James 2000 Bible
There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing outside, sent unto him, calling him.

American King James Version
There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing without, sent to him, calling him.

American Standard Version
And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing without, they sent unto him, calling him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his mother and his bretheren came; and standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

Darby Bible Translation
And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without sent to him calling him.

English Revised Version
And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing without, they sent unto him, calling him.

Webster's Bible Translation
There came then his brethren and his mother, and standing without, they sent to him, calling him.

Weymouth New Testament
By this time His mother and His brothers arrive, and standing outside they send a message to Him to call Him.

World English Bible
His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.

Young's Literal Translation
Then come do his brethren and mother, and standing without, they sent unto him, calling him,
Study Bible
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
30Jesus made this statement because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” 31Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him, 32and a crowd was sitting around Him. “Look,” He was told, “Your mother and brothers are outside, asking for You.”…
Cross References
Matthew 12:46
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him.

Mark 3:21
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, "He is out of His mind."

Mark 3:30
Jesus made this statement because they were claiming, "He has an unclean spirit."

Mark 3:32
and a crowd was sitting around Him. "Look," He was told, "Your mother and brothers are outside, asking for You."

Luke 8:19
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came to see Him, but they were unable to reach Him because of the crowd.

Treasury of Scripture

There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing without, sent to him, calling him.

Matthew 12:46-48
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him…

Luke 8:19-21
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press…







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus’]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

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
ἀδελφοὶ (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.

came
ἔρχονται (erchontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

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

stood
στήκοντες (stēkontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4739: To stand fast, stand firm, persevere. From the perfect tense of histemi; to be stationary, i.e. to persevere.

outside.
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.

They sent [someone] in
ἀπέστειλαν (apesteilan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

summon
καλοῦντες (kalountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

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.
(31-35) There came then his brethren and his mother.--See Notes on Matthew 12:46-50.

Verses 31-33. - Our Lord's brethren and his mother had now arrived (see ver. 21) to look after him. He was in the house teaching; but the crowd was so great that they could not approach him. The multitude filled not only the room, but the courtyard and all the approaches. St. Luke (Lujke 8:19) says," they could not come at him for the crowd." His brethren here spoken of were in all probability his cousins, the sons of Mary, the wife of Alphaeus or Clopas. But two of these, already chosen to be apostles, were most likely with him in the room, and of the number of those towards whom he stretched out his hand and said, "Behold, my mother and my brethren!" whilst Mary and the others had come (Mary, perhaps, induced by the others in the hope that the sight of his mother might the more move him) for the purpose of bringing him back to the quiet of Nazareth. We cannot suppose that the Virgin Mary came with any other feeling than that of a mother's anxiety in behalf of her Son. She may have thought that he was in danger, exposed to the fickle temper of a large multitude, who might at any moment have their passions stirred against him by his enemies, the scribes and Pharisees; and so she was willingly persuaded to come and use her influence with him to induce him to escape from what appeared evidently to be a position of some danger. If so, this explains our Lord's behavior on this occasion. The multitude was sitting about him, and he was teaching them; and then a message was brought to him from his mother and his brethren who were without, perhaps in the courtyard, perhaps beyond in the open street, calling for him. The interruption was untimely, not to say unseemly. And so he says, not without a little tone of severity in his words, Who is my mother and my brethren? Our Lord did not speak thus as denying his human relationship; as though he was not "very man," but a mere "phantom," as some early heretics taught; and still less as though he was ashamed of his earthly lationships; but partly perhaps because the messengers too boldly and inconsiderately interrupted him while he was teaching; and chiefly that he might show that his heavenly Father's business was more to him than the affection of his earthly mother, greatly as he valued it; and thus he preferred the spiritual relationship, in which there is neither male nor female, bond nor free, but all stand alike to Christ in the relationship of brother, sister, and mother. It is remarkable, and yet the reason for the omission is obvious, that our Lord does not mention" father" in this spiritual category. 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.
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