John 19:27
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New International Version
and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

King James Bible
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he says unto the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

World English Bible
Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour, the disciple took her to his own home.

Young's Literal Translation
afterward he saith to the disciple, 'Lo, thy mother;' and from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The disciple - whom he loved - John, the writer of this Gospel.

Woman, behold thy son! - This is a remarkable expression, and has been much misunderstood. It conveys no idea of disrespect, nor of unconcern, as has been commonly supposed. In the way of compellation, man! and woman! were titles of as much respect among the Hebrews as sir! and madam! are among us. But why does not Jesus call her mother? Probably because he wished to spare her feelings; he would not mention a name, the very sound of which must have wrung her heart with additional sorrow. On this account he says, Behold thy son! this was the language of pure natural affection: "Consider this crucified man no longer at present as any relative of thine; but take that disciple whom my power shall preserve from evil for thy son; and, while he considers thee as his mother, account him for thy child." It is probable that it was because the keeping of the blessed virgin was entrusted to him that he was the only disciple of our Lord who died a natural death, God having preserved him for the sake of the person whom he gave him in charge. Many children are not only preserved alive, but abundantly prospered in temporal things, for the sake of the desolate parents whom God hast cast upon their care. It is very likely that Joseph was dead previously to this; and that this was the reason why the desolate virgin is committed to the care of the beloved disciple.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold.

Genesis 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house...

Genesis 47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Matthew 12:48-50 But he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brothers...

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

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

1 Timothy 5:2-4 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity...

took.

1 John 3:18,19 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth...

his.

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone...

Library
February 20 Morning
He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied.--ISA. 53:11. Jesus . . . said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.--He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.--To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

February 17 Morning
The whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire.--LEV. 4:12. They took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified him.--The bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Joseph and Nicodemus
'And after this Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; ... And there came also Nicodemus which at the first came to Jesus by night.'--JOHN xix. 38, 39. While Christ lived, these two men had been unfaithful to their convictions; but His death, which terrified and paralysed and scattered His avowed disciples, seems to have shamed and stung them into courage. They came now, when they must have known
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

The Fifth Word
"I thirst."--JOHN XIX. 28. This is the only utterance of our Blessed Lord in which He gave expression to His physical sufferings. Not least of these was that intolerable thirst which is the invariable result of all serious wounds, as those know well who have ever visited patients in a hospital after they have undergone a surgical operation. In this case it must have been aggravated beyond endurance by exposure to the burning heat of an Eastern sun. This word, then, spoken under such circumstances,
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis

Cross References
Luke 18:28
Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"

John 1:11
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

John 16:32
"A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

Acts 21:6
After saying goodbye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

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