Matthew 12:46

“While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speake with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While he was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers came, desiring to have talk with him.
- Basic English Bible

But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
- Darby Bible

While he was yet speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
- Webster's Bible

While He was still addressing the people His mother and His brothers were standing on the edge of the crowd desiring to speak to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.
- World English Bible

Yit whil he spak to the puple, lo! his modir and his bretheren stoden withouteforth, sekynge to speke to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, lo, his mother and brethren had stood without, seeking to speak to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:46


12:46 His brethren - His kinsmen: they were the sons of Mary, the wife of Cleopas, or Alpheus, his mother's sister; and came now seeking to take him, as one beside himself, #Mark 3:21|. #Mark 3:31|; Luke 8:19.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:46


Mt 12:46,47 [His] mother and his brethren. On the brethren of the Lord, see PNT "Mt 13:55". His brethren did not yet believe in him. Compare Mr 3:31-35 Lu 8:19,21.

Discussion for Matthew 12:46

  • i agree wit ur analisis. Dis is not d first tim d mother nd brethren would be doing dis, even wen JESUS was at d temple teaching as a child dey came 4 HIM so He was already used 2 it. And He kept on reminding dem dat HE must do HIS fathers bussines.

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