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The True Family of Jesus

46 As Jesus was speaking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 47 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and they want to speak to you.”[a]

48 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” 49 Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. 50 Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”

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Footnotes

  1. 12:47 Some manuscripts do not include verse 47. Compare Mark 3:32 and Luke 8:20.

12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

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