Matthew 12:49
New International Version
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.

New Living Translation
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look, these are my mother and brothers.

English Standard Version
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

Berean Study Bible
Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers.

Berean Literal Bible
And having stretched out His hand to His disciples, He said, "Behold, My mother and My brothers.

New American Standard Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold 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!

Christian Standard Bible
Stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

Contemporary English Version
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "These are my mother and my brothers!

Good News Translation
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look! Here are my mother and my brothers!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

International Standard Version
Then pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers,

NET Bible
And pointing toward his disciples he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

New Heart English Bible
And he stretched out his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Look, my mother and my brothers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he stretched his hands toward his disciples and said, “Behold my mother and behold my brothers!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Look, here are my mother and my brothers.

New American Standard 1977
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

King James 2000 Bible
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American King James Version
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

American Standard Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he 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;

English Revised Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Webster's Bible Translation
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Weymouth New Testament
And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers.

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!
Study Bible
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
48But Jesus replied, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?” 49Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers. 50For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”…
Cross References
Matthew 12:48
But Jesus replied, "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
Looking at those seated in a circle around Him, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

Treasury of Scripture

And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

his disciples.

Matthew 28:7
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

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

John 17:8,9,20
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me…







Lexicon
Pointing
ἐκτείνας (ekteinas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1614: To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. From ek and teino; to extend.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

His
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.

disciples,
μαθητὰς (mathētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

He said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Here are
Ἰδοὺ (Idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

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.

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.

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.
(49) Behold my mother and my brethren.--The words assert in its strongest form the truth which we all acknowledge, that though natural relationships involve duties which may not be neglected, spiritual relationships, the sense of brotherhood in a great cause, of devotion to the same Master, are above them, and that when the two clash (as in the case supposed in Matthew 10:37), the latter must of right prevail.

The words have naturally occupied a prominent position in the controversial writings of Protestants against what has been judged by them to be the idolatrous worship of the Virgin Mother by the Church of Rome; and it is clear that they have a very direct bearing on it. They do exclude the thought that her intercession is mightier to prevail than that of any other pure and saintly soul. Though spoken with no apparent reference to the abuses of later ages, the words are a protest, all the stronger because of the absence of such reference, against the excess of reverence which has passed into a cultus, and the idolatry of dressed-up dolls into which that cultus has developed.

Verse 49. - And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples. One of the very few signs of an eye-witness in sentences peculiar to the First Gospel (see Introduction, p. 11). And said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 12:46-50 Christ's preaching was plain, easy, and familiar, and suited to his hearers. His mother and brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him, when they should have been standing within, desiring to hear him. Frequently, those who are nearest to the means of knowledge and grace are most negligent. We are apt to neglect that which we think we may have any day, forgetting that to-morrow is not ours. We often meet with hinderances in our work from friends about us, and are taken off by care for the things of this life, from the concerns of our souls. Christ was so intent on his work, that no natural or other duty took him from it. Not that, under pretence of religion, we may be disrespectful to parents, or unkind to relations; but the lesser duty must stand by, while the greater is done. Let us cease from men, and cleave to Christ; let us look upon every Christian, in whatever condition of life, as the brother, sister, or mother of the Lord of glory; let us love, respect, and be kind to them, for his sake, and after his example.
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