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

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His mother and brethren - See the notes on Matthew 12:46, etc., and on Mark 3:31 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My mother.

Luke 11:27,28 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him...

Matthew 25:40,45 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...

Matthew 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brothers that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

John 15:14,15 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you...

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh...

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

Hebrews 2:11-13 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers...

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

Matthew 7:21-26 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

John 6:28,29 Then said they to him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God...

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

James 1:22 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another...

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

Library
June 28 Evening
The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits.--I TIM. 4:1. Take heed therefore how ye hear.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.--Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ to Jairus
'When Jesus heard it, He answered, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.' --LUKE viii. 60. The calm leisureliness of conscious power shines out very brilliantly from this story of the raising of Jairus's daughter. The father had come to Jesus, in an agony of impatience, and besought Him to heal his child, who lay 'at the point of death.' Not a moment was to be lost. Our Lord sets out with him, but on the road pauses to attend to another sufferer, the woman who laid her wasted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

There are Some Things of this Sort Even of Our Saviour in the Gospel...
27. There are some things of this sort even of our Saviour in the Gospel, because the Lord of the Prophets deigned to be Himself also a Prophet. Such are those where, concerning the woman which had an issue of blood, He said, "Who touched Me?" [2431] and of Lazarus. "Where have ye laid him?" [2432] He asked, namely, as if not knowing that which in any wise He knew. And He did on this account feign that He knew not, that He might signify somewhat else by that His seeming ignorance: and since this
St. Augustine—Against Lying

The Right to what I Consider a Normal Standard of Living
"Have we no right to eat and to drink?"--I Corinthians 9:4 The white-haired mission secretary looked at me quizzically. "Well," he said, "it's all in your point of view. We find that these days in the tropics people may look upon the missionary's American refrigerator as a normal and necessary thing; but the cheap print curtains hanging at his windows may be to them unjustifiable extravagance!" * * * * * My mind goes back to a simple missionary home in China, with a cheap
Mabel Williamson—Have We No Rights?

Cross References
Luke 8:20
Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."

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

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