Matthew 12:49
New International Version
Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.

New Living Translation
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers.

English Standard Version
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

Berean Study Bible
Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers.

Berean Literal Bible
And having stretched out His hand to His disciples, He said, "Behold, My mother and My brothers.

King James Bible
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

New King James Version
And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!

New American Standard Bible
And extending His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold: My mother and My brothers!

NASB 1995
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!

NASB 1977
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers!

Amplified Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples [and all His other followers], He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!

Christian Standard Bible
Stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!

American Standard Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he stretched his hands toward his disciples and said, “Behold my mother and behold my brothers!”

Contemporary English Version
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "These are my mother and my brothers!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brethren.

English Revised Version
And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

Good News Translation
Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look! Here are my mother and my brothers!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Look, here are my mother and my brothers.

International Standard Version
Then pointing with his hand at his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers,

Literal Standard Version
And having stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers!

NET Bible
And pointing toward his disciples he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

New Heart English Bible
And he stretched out his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Look, my mother and my brothers.

Weymouth New Testament
And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers.

World English Bible
He stretched out his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

Young's Literal Translation
And having stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, he said, 'Lo, my mother and my brethren!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
48But Jesus replied, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?” 49 Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers. 50For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”…

Cross References
Matthew 12:48
But Jesus replied, "Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?"

Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."

Mark 3:34
Looking at those seated in a circle around Him, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!


Treasury of Scripture

And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

his disciples.

Matthew 28:7
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

Mark 3:34
And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

John 17:8,9,20
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me…









(49) Behold my mother and my brethren.--The words assert in its strongest form the truth which we all acknowledge, that though natural relationships involve duties which may not be neglected, spiritual relationships, the sense of brotherhood in a great cause, of devotion to the same Master, are above them, and that when the two clash (as in the case supposed in Matthew 10:37), the latter must of right prevail.

The words have naturally occupied a prominent position in the controversial writings of Protestants against what has been judged by them to be the idolatrous worship of the Virgin Mother by the Church of Rome; and it is clear that they have a very direct bearing on it. They do exclude the thought that her intercession is mightier to prevail than that of any other pure and saintly soul. Though spoken with no apparent reference to the abuses of later ages, the words are a protest, all the stronger because of the absence of such reference, against the excess of reverence which has passed into a cultus, and the idolatry of dressed-up dolls into which that cultus has developed.

Verse 49. - And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples. One of the very few signs of an eye-witness in sentences peculiar to the First Gospel (see Introduction, p. 11). And said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Pointing
ἐκτείνας (ekteinas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1614: To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. From ek and teino; to extend.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples,
μαθητὰς (mathētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

He said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Here are
Ἰδοὺ (Idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

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.

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.

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.


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