New International Version
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
King James Bible
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Darby Bible Translation
But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
World English Bible
While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, lo, his mother and brethren had stood without, seeking to speak to him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His mother and his brethren - These are supposed to have been the cousins of our Lord, as the word brother is frequently used among the Hebrews in this sense. But there are others who believe Mary had other children beside our Lord and that these were literally his brothers, who are spoken of here. And, although it be possible that these were the sons of Mary, the wife of Cleopas or Alpheus, his mother's sister, called his relations, Mark 3:31; yet it is as likely that they were the children of Joseph and Mary, and brethren of our Lord, in the strictest sense of the word. See on Matthew 13:55 (note).
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This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you."
Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
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