Matthew 12:50

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

For whosoeuer shall doe the will of my Father which is in heauen, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 12:50

  • Marie Vs. 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brethren! " He calls the disciples "mother ", too, to throw aside the traditional family ties of those who do not follow him. He is stating that His "real " family are those who serve him wholeheartedly. As the Son of God he 's not actually related to any of them. His mother and two of his brothers are in the upper room after his crucifixion, so eventually they do come to believe, but at this moment, we are led to believe that they are only bystanders.
  • Notice that Jesus doesn't call Mary his sister or his brother, He calls Mary his Mother. Now if the Son of God is speaking as the Son of God and says all these people are of God not because they are related to Him but because they do Gods will. We also see from that that if Jesus had seen Mary as only a 'willing vessel' He would not have specifically called His mother mother, He would have called her a sister. He reserves that title for her and only her.

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