Mark 3:31
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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.

King James Bible
There came then his brethren and his mother, 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.

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,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:31 Then come his brethren and his mother - Having at length made their way through the crowd, so as to come to the door. His brethren are here named first, as being first and most earnest in the design of taking him: for neither did these of his brethren believe on him. They sent to him, calling him - They sent one into the house, who called him aloud, by name. Mt 12:46; Lu 8:19.

Mark 3:31 Parallel Commentaries

Ambassadors for Christ
'And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodlans against Him, how they might destroy Him. 7. But Jesus withdrew Himself with His disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judaa 8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaa beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things He did, came unto Him. 9. And He spake to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him because of the multitude,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Necessity of Divine Influences. [*Continued]
Luke xi. 13.--"If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him." In expounding the doctrine of these words, in the preceding discourse, the argument for the necessity of Divine influences had reference to the more general aspects of man's character and condition. We were concerned with the origin of seriousness in view of a future life, and the production of a sense of moral corruption and
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Jesus Angry with Hard Hearts
But I must not let imagination mislead me: they did nothing of the kind. Instead of this, they sat watching the Lord Jesus, not to be delighted by an act of his power, but to find somewhat of which they might accuse him. When all came to all, the utmost that they would be able to allege would be that he had healed a withered hand on the Sabbath. Overlooking the commendation due for the miracle of healing, they laid the emphasis upon its being done on the Sabbath; and held up their hands with horror
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886

Mutual Help.
(Female Friendly Society.) S. MARK iii. 35. "Whosoever shall do the Will of God, the same is My brother, and My sister, and My mother." There are just two points which I want to put before you to-day. First, what you as Christian women ought to be. Secondly, how you can help each other to be so. On the first point I would ask you to remember the glory and dignity of womanhood. You get this dignity from Jesus Christ, who was born of a woman, and who said, "Whosoever shall do the Will of God, the
H. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2

Cross References
Matthew 12:46
As Jesus was speaking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Mark 3:21
When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. "He's out of his mind," they said.

Mark 3:30
He told them this because they were saying, "He's possessed by an evil spirit."

Mark 3:32
There was a crowd sitting around Jesus, and someone said, "Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you."

Luke 8:19
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn't get to him because of the crowd.

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