Matthew 12:50
New International Version
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

New Living Translation
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!"

English Standard Version
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Berean Study Bible
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

Berean Literal Bible
For whoever shall do the will of My Father who is in the heavens, he is My brother and sister and mother."

New American Standard Bible
"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."

King James Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Christian Standard Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who obeys my Father in heaven is my brother or sister or mother."

Good News Translation
Whoever does what my Father in heaven wants is my brother, my sister, and my mother."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."

International Standard Version
because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

NET Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

New Heart English Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For everyone who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven, the same is my brother and my sister and my mother.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever does what my Father in heaven wants is my brother and sister and mother."

New American Standard 1977
“For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, the same is my brother and sister and mother.

King James 2000 Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

American King James Version
For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

American Standard Version
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Darby Bible Translation
for whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in [the] heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

English Revised Version
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Weymouth New Testament
To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."

World English Bible
For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."

Young's Literal Translation
for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
Study Bible
Jesus' Mother and 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 12:49
Pointing to His disciples, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers.

Matthew 13:1
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.

John 15:14
You are My friends if you do what I command you.

Treasury of Scripture

For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

do.

Matthew 7:20,21
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them…

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.

Mark 3:35
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

the same.

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.

Psalm 22:22
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

and sister.

Song of Solomon 4:9,10,12
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck…

Song of Solomon 5:1,2
I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved…

1 Corinthians 9:5
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

and mother.

John 19:26,27
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! …

1 Timothy 5:2
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

whoever
ὅστις (hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

does
ποιήσῃ (poiēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
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.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

will
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

of 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.

Father
Πατρός (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

heaven
οὐρανοῖς (ouranois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

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

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.

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

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

sister
ἀδελφὴ (adelphē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 79: A sister, a woman (fellow-)member of a church, a Christian woman. Fem of adephos; a sister.

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

mother.”
μήτηρ (mētēr)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.
(50) Whosoever shall do the will.--This is, then, what Christ recognises as the ground of a spiritual relationship. Not outward, but inward fellowship; not the mere fact of baptism, but that which baptism signifies; that doing the will of God, which is the essence of holiness--this is that which makes the disciple as dear to the heart of Christ as was the mother whom He loved so truly.

Sister, and mother.--The special mention of the sister suggests the thought that those who bore that name had joined the mother and the brethren in their attempt to interrupt the divine work.

Verse 50. - For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same (he, Revised Version; αὐτός: ch. 1:21, note) is my brother, and sister, and mother. He is fall; he sums up in himself all such relations. Observe that our Lord does not raise the question whether or not his mother and brethren now believed on him. He is only speaking of the claims of relationship as such. From Mark 3:21, however (which seems to refer to the same occasion), we may conclude that the motive for this endeavour to interrupt him lay in unbelief. If so, Mary was either unaware of this or had herself been over-persuaded into momentary impatience (John 2:3) and distrust. If the latter alternative be adopted, she forms a parallel to the Baptist (Matthew 11:3, note).



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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