Jesus' Mother and Brothers

31 (A)And his mother and his (B)brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers[a] are outside, seeking you.” 33 And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And (C)looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 (D)For whoever (E)does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 3:32 Other manuscripts add and your sisters

Jesus' Mother and Brothers

19 (A)Then his mother and (B)his brothers[a] came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. 20 And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” 21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those (C)who hear the word of God and do it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 8:19 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 20, 21

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