Mark 3:31

“There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There came then his brethren, and his mother, and standing without, sent vnto him, calling him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then His mother and His brothers *arrived, and standing outside they sent {word} to Him and called Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing without, they sent unto him, calling him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his mother and brothers came and were outside, and sent for him, requesting to see him.
- Basic English Bible

And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without sent to him calling him.
- Darby Bible

There came then his brethren and his mother, and standing without, they sent to him, calling him.
- Webster's Bible

By this time His mother and His brothers arrive, and standing outside they send a message to Him to call Him.
- Weymouth Bible

His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
- World English Bible

And his modir and britheren camen, and thei stoden withoutforth, and senten to hym, and clepiden hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then come do his brethren and mother, and standing without, they sent unto him, calling him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 3:31


3:31 Then come his brethren and his mother - Having at length made their way through the crowd, so as to come to the door. His brethren are here named first, as being first and most earnest in the design of taking him: for neither did these of his brethren believe on him. They sent to him, calling him - They sent one into the house, who called him aloud, by name. #Mt 12:46|; Lu 8:19.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 3:31


Mr 3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother. See notes on Mt 12:46-50. Compare Lu 8:19. The natural inference is that the "brethren" were the sons of Mary and the half-brothers of Jesus. No other idea would ever have been maintained had it not been that the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary arose some centuries after the apostles.

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