Matthew 12:48

“But he answered, and said vnto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren?”

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Other Translations

But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
- King James Version

But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he in answer said to him who gave the news, Who is my mother and who are my brothers?
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said to him that spoke to him, Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
- Webster's Bible

Who is my mother? He said to the man; "and who are my brothers?"
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered him who spoke to him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
- World English Bible

He answeride to the man, that spak to hym, and seide, Who is my modir? and who ben my britheren?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he answering said to him who spake to him, `Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:48


12:48 And he answering, said - Our Lord's knowing why they came, sufficiently justifies his seeming disregard of them.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:48


Mt 12:48 Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? An allusion to his Divine character, which lifted him above the ordinary ties of the flesh.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Cynthia
    I have been told so many times that you don't work on the sabbath. I am glad now that I read it myself to know that is not true. You can do good and help one another any day.
  • Agatha Motsamai
    What does this verse reveals to us in nowadays
  • 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)

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