Luke 8:21
New International Version
He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God’s word and obey it.”

English Standard Version
But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

Berean Study Bible
But He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and carry it out.”

Berean Literal Bible
But answering, He said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who are hearing and doing the word of God."

King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

New King James Version
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

New American Standard Bible
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.

NASB 1995
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

NASB 1977
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Amplified Bible
But He answered, “My mother and My brothers are these who listen to the word of God and do it!”

Christian Standard Bible
But he replied to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear and do the word of God.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He replied to them, “My mother and My brothers are those who hear and do the word of God.”

American Standard Version
But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God, and do it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he answered and said to them, “These are my mother and my brothers; those who are hearing the word of God and are practicing it.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "My mother and my brothers are those people who hear and obey God's message."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they who hear the word of God, and do it.

English Revised Version
But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

Good News Translation
Jesus said to them all, "My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear and do what God's word says."

International Standard Version
But he answered those people, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear a message from God and heed it."

Literal Standard Version
and He answering said to them, “My mother and My brothers! They are those who are hearing the word of God, and doing.”

NET Bible
But he replied to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."

New Heart English Bible
But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."

Weymouth New Testament
"My mother and my brothers," He replied, "are these who hear God's Message and obey it."

World English Bible
But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."

Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said unto them, 'My mother and my brethren! they are those who the word of God are hearing, and doing.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
20He was told, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You.” 21But He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and carry it out.” 22One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us cross to the other side of the lake.” So He got into a boat with them and set out.…

Cross References
Luke 8:20
He was told, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see You."

Luke 11:28
But He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."


Treasury of Scripture

And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

My mother.

Luke 11:27,28
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked…

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.

which.

Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Matthew 7:21-26
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven…

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.









(21) My mother and my brethren.--The answer agrees very closely with that in the other Gospels. But note the use of "the word of God," instead of "the will of God" in St. Mark, and "the will of my Father" in St. Matthew, as throwing light on the meaning of the former phrase, and showing its fulness and width of meaning.

Verse 21. - And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the Word of God, and do it. The Master used the opportunity to send home into the hearts of the many listeners the stern, grave lesson that there was something more solemn even than family ties, and that these, holy and binding though they were, must not be allowed to stand in the way of plain, unmistakable duty.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He replied,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

mother
Μήτηρ (Mētēr)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

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

brothers
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

those
οὗτοί (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hear
ἀκούοντες (akouontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

carry it out.”
ποιοῦντες (poiountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.


Jump to Previous
Crowd Edge God's Hear Hearing Mother Practice Standing Want Word
Jump to Next
Crowd Edge God's Hear Hearing Mother Practice Standing Want Word
Links
Luke 8:21 NIV
Luke 8:21 NLT
Luke 8:21 ESV
Luke 8:21 NASB
Luke 8:21 KJV

Luke 8:21 BibleApps.com
Luke 8:21 Biblia Paralela
Luke 8:21 Chinese Bible
Luke 8:21 French Bible
Luke 8:21 Clyx Quotations

NT Gospels: Luke 8:21 But he answered them My mother (Luke Lu Lk)
Luke 8:20
Top of Page
Top of Page