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."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to them, My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do 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.'
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LibrarySeed among Thorns
'And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.'--Luke viii. 14. No sensible sower would cast his seed among growing thorn-bushes, and we must necessarily understand that the description in this verse is not meant to give us the picture of a field in which these were actually growing, but rather of one in which they had been grubbed up, and so preparation been made …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
One Seed and Diverse Soils
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
And it was reported to Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You."
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
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