Matthew 12:50

“For whosoeuer shall doe the will of my Father which is in heauen, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

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Other Translations

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- King James Version

"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For whoever does the pleasure of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- Basic English Bible

for whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in [the] heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- Darby Bible

For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- Webster's Bible

To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."
- Weymouth Bible

For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."
- World English Bible

for who euer doith the wille of my fadir that is in heuenes, he is my brothir, and sistir, and modir.
- Wycliffe Bible

for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:50


Mt 12:50 The same is my brother. Not those with fleshly ties, but those who do the will of his Father in heaven. Such become God's spiritual children, and thus become spiritually related to the Son of God. It will be observed that there is no hint of adoration of Mary, his mother, here, or elsewhere in the Scriptures. That she was immaculately born, as the "Queen of Heaven" and the "Mother of God", is a Catholic fable.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • 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.
  • Steven marks
    i do not understand paragraph 32.
  • Jeff
    The "smoking flax" refers to the flax wick of a lantern. If not trimmed properly the wick smokes. Same if the lamp is low on oil.

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