Matthew 12:46

“ While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speake with him.”

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Other Translations

While he yet talked to the people, behold, [his] mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
- King James Version

While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While he was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers came, desiring to have talk with him.
- Basic English Bible

But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
- Darby Bible

While he was yet speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
- Webster's Bible

While He was still addressing the people His mother and His brothers were standing on the edge of the crowd desiring to speak to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.
- World English Bible

Yit whil he spak to the puple, lo! his modir and his bretheren stoden withouteforth, sekynge to speke to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, lo, his mother and brethren had stood without, seeking to speak to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:46


12:46 His brethren - His kinsmen: they were the sons of Mary, the wife of Cleopas, or Alpheus, his mother's sister; and came now seeking to take him, as one beside himself, #Mark 3:21|. #Mark 3:31|; Luke 8:19.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:46


Mt 12:46,47 [His] mother and his brethren. On the brethren of the Lord, see PNT "Mt 13:55". His brethren did not yet believe in him. Compare Mr 3:31-35 Lu 8:19,21.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • D W L
    Jesus is in the Bible 943 times Our Father is 253 times Jehovah is in the Bible 4 times Jesus said ask the Father in my name and he will do it.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 15-21 educate us of GOD's timing; we learn of another important moment in TIME when Jehovah / GOD 'once again' teaches us how great is HIS love for all mankind (as it relate to SALVATION); at this moment in Time GOD is preparing to mightily send the good-news of SALVATION through all the gentiles-lands: Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, England, then across the sea to all of the Americas ...,
  • Bruce
    Neil: Verse 24: Pharisees Said Jesus is Casting Out Devils by Beelzebub The Prince of Devils. Verses 31-32: Speaking Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Will not be Forgiven, Never/ Not Believing is Not Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost. All are Non-believers.Only When The Father Calls(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1John 1:9) Washed by His Blood(Revelation 1:5) Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8)
  • Bruce
    Steve Read Verse 24. Their Saying Christ is Casting Out devils by Beelzebub( Calling The Holy Ghost The Prince of Devils)
  • Bruce
    The Lord is Longsuffering to us-ward, not Willing that Any should Perish, But that All should Come to Repentance (2Peter3:9) Enter Ye in at The Strait Gate: for Wide is The Gate and Broad is The Way that Leadeth to Destruction and Many there be Which go in thereat:Because Strait is The Gate and Narrow is The Way that Leadeth to Life and Few there be that Find it(Matthew 7: 13-14)
  • I AM THAT I AM
    Every oppressed spirit that is of God comes to repentance and shall be forgiven as this is the will of the Lord. That oppressing spirit of antichrist confesses not that Jesus, even this Christ child, is come in the flesh this very day and therefore, is not forgiven in any generation of this world (soon to be made void, again.) That antichrist spirit is a deceiver as it knows Christ IS here, NOW.

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