Matthew 12:49

“And hee stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren.”

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Other Translations

And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
- King James Version

And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he put out his hand to his disciples and said, See, my mother and my brothers!
- Basic English Bible

And, stretching out his hand to his disciples, he said, Behold my mother and my brethren;
- Darby Bible

And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
- Webster's Bible

And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers.
- Weymouth Bible

He stretched out his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!
- World English Bible

And he helde forth his hoond in to hise disciplis, and seide, Lo! my modir and my bretheren;
- Wycliffe Bible

And having stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, he said, `Lo, my mother and my brethren!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:49


12:49-50 See the highest severity, and the highest goodness! Severity to his natural, goodness to his spiritual relations! In a manner disclaiming the former, who opposed the will of his heavenly Father, and owning the latter, who obeyed it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:49


Mt 12:49 Behold my mother and my brethren! His real relatives are those bound to him by spiritual ties.

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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