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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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

  • Paul blanke
    How do we apply "idle" to Matthew 12:36 as an example? The definitions are several, such as, useless, worthless, a waste of time etc. It seems quite important that we will be judged by what we say? Some will provide other promises that assure our salvation. We then have conflicts in our understanding. I think of the different computer sites that occupy our time with idle contributions.
  • A disciple
    BSP; Verse 38 (reply); This is an extremely important point! We see the world is bursting with wanna-be prophets, false teachers, and misguided UN-Spirit-filled expounders of the times; while the Lord said, that the only sign really given to them by God, is the one they all categorically despise and reject; which id the preaching of the cross of Christ. So for all those, all is done in parables.
  • BSP
    Verse 38~The Pharisees wanted to see a sign, but Jesus did not give them one. Jesus recognized that their motives and intentions were not pure so they did not receive a sign.
  • Nichelle Clark
    Either you are for Christ or against Christ, and those whom are against Him shall be scattered abroad. They say they believe in His word but, their hearts believed not in Him. All glory and honor much be given to God the Father, in Jesus name. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 but of HIM are you in CHRIST JESUS who of GOD is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption --1:31-- that according as it is written he that glorieth let him glory in THE LORD EZEKIEL 13:3 thus saith THE LORD GOD woe unto the fooloish prophets that follow their own spirit --- and have seen nothing GALATIANS 3:3 are you so foolish having begun in the spirit are you now --- made perfect by the flesh --- JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life HEBREWS 9:14 how much more shall the blood of CHRIST who through --- the eternal spirit --- offered himself without spot to GOD purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living GOD 2 PETER 3:14 wherefore brethren seeing that you look for such things be diligent that you may be found of HIM in peace without spot and blameless
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 12:36 but I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement --12:37-- for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned PROVERBS 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

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