New International Version
He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
King James Bible
But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to him that spoke to him, Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?
World English Bible
But he answered him who spoke to him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said to him who spake to him, 'Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? - The reason of this seeming disregard of his relatives was this: they came to seize upon him, for they thought he was distracted. See Mark 3:33.
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