While we have the names of the natural brothers of Jesus, we know nothing of the number, names, history, belief or unbelief of His sisters. When Jesus declared who His spiritual relatives were He said, “Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” It would seem, as Ellicott suggests, that the special mention of the sister implies the thought that those who bore that name had joined their brothers in the attempt to interrupt His work. Mother, sons, and daughters were offended at Him (Mark 6:4). Among His foes were those of His own household. Can it be that those privileged sisters of Jesus came to recognize in Him the Saviour of the world, and experience that in Him they had a Friend, sticking closer than a brother?
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Try Bible Gateway Plus, a brand-new service that lets you experience Bible Gateway free of banner ads! It also gives you instant access to over 40 Bible study and inspirational devotional books, including the NIV Study Bible. With Bible Gateway Plus, you can experience and understand God's Word in life-changing new ways, without the distraction of ads. Try it free for 30 days—you can cancel at any time. Following your 30-day free trial, Bible Gateway Plus is only $3.99/month.