New International Version
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
King James Bible
And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
Darby Bible Translation
And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.
World English Bible
When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
Young's Literal Translation
and his friends having heard, went forth to lay hold on him, for they said that he was beside himself,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His friends - Or, relations. On this verse several MSS. differ considerably. I have followed the reading of the Syriac, because I think it the best: οἱ παρ' αυτου signify merely his relatives, his brethren, etc., see Mark 3:31; and the phrase is used by the best writers to signify relatives, companions, and domestics. See Kypke in loc.
They said, He is beside himself - It was the enemies of Christ that raised this report; and his relatives, probably thinking that it was true, went to confine him. Let a Christian but neglect the care of his body for a time, in striving to enter in at the strait gate; let a minister of Christ but impair his health by his pastoral labors; presently "he is distracted;" he has "not the least conduct nor discretion." But let a man forget his soul, let him destroy his health by debaucheries, let him expose his life through ambition, and he may, notwithstanding, pass for a very prudent and sensible man!
Schoettgen contends that the multitude, and not Christ, is here intended. Christ was in the house: the multitude, οχλος, Mark 3:20, pressed upon him so that he could not eat bread. His disciples, or friends, went out, κρατησαι αυτον (scil. οχλον), to restrain it, viz. the multitude, to prevent them from rushing into the house and disturbing their Master, who was now taking some refreshment. This conjecture should not be lightly regarded.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
when. Some render, 'And they who were with him (in the house, ver.19,) hearing (the noise) went out to restrain, ([auton, i.e., ochlos,] the multitude,) for they said, It (the mob) is mad.' This, however, is contrary to all the versions; and appears an unnatural construction.
friends. or, kinsmen.
LibraryAnd Judas Iscariot
AND JUDAS ISCARIOT TEXT: "And Judas Iscariot."--Mark 3:19. There is something about the name of this miserable man which commands our attention at once. There is a sort of fascination about his wickedness, and when we read his story it is difficult to give it up until we have come to its awful end. It is rather significant, it would seem to me, that his name should come last in the list of the Apostles, and the text, "And Judas Iscariot," would suggest to me not only that his name was last, but …
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2 Kings 9:11
When Jehu went out to his fellow officers, one of them asked him, "Is everything all right? Why did this maniac come to you?" "You know the man and the sort of things he says," Jehu replied.
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.
Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"
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