47 Jesus identifies his true family.

Matthew 12:46–50; Mark 3:31–35; Luke 8:19–21

Why might Jesus’ mother and brothers have wanted to talk to him (Matthew 12:46)?

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What did people expect Jesus to do when he learned that his family wanted him (Matthew 12:47)?

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What can make us a relative of Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:48–50)? How can we be sure that relationship exists?

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If we are not a part of God’s family, but we do great and marvelous things, what should we expect our future to be like (Matthew 12:48–50)?

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Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived outside the house but could not reach Jesus because of the crowd. So they sent one person inside with a message for him to come to them.

Eyewitness

Matthew 12:46 While Jesus talked to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside the crowded house, wanting to speak to him.
Mark 3:31 Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived and stood outside the crowded house. They sent one person inside with a message for him to come to them.
Luke 8:19 Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived outside the house but could not reach Jesus because of the crowd.
King James

Matthew 12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Mark 3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
Luke 8:19 Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.

Out of the crowd sitting around Jesus, someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside. They want to talk with you.”

Eyewitness

Matthew 12:47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside. They want to talk with you.”
Mark 3:32 Out of the crowd sitting around Jesus, someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you.”
Luke 8:20 Someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you.”
King James

Matthew 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
Mark 3:32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Luke 8:20 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

“Who is my mother?” he said. “Who are my brothers?” He looked at those sitting around him and pointed to his followers. “Here are my brothers and my mother. Anyone who does the will of my Father in Heaven is my brother, sister, and mother.”

Eyewitness

Matthew 12:48–50 “Who is my mother?” he said. “Who are my brothers?” He pointed to his followers. “Here are my brothers and my mother. Anyone who does the will of my Father in Heaven is my brother, sister, and mother.”
Mark 3:33–35 “Who is my mother?” he said. “Who are my brothers?” He looked at those sitting around him. “Here are my brothers and my mother. Anyone who does the will of God is my brother, sister, and mother.”
Luke 8:21 Jesus said, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and do it.”
King James

Matthew 12:48–50 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mark 3:33–35 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Luke 8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.