Matthew 13:55

“Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is not this the Carpenters sonne? Is not his mother called Marie? and his brethren, Iames, and Ioses, and Simon, and Iudas?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is not this the woodworker's son? is not his mother named Mary? and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
- Basic English Bible

Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?
- Darby Bible

Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
- Webster's Bible

Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers, James, Joseph, Simon and Judah?
- Weymouth Bible

Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
- World English Bible

Whether `is not this the sone of a carpentere? Whether his modir be not seid Marie? and hise britheren, James, and Joseph, and Symount, and Judas? and hise sistris,
- Wycliffe Bible

is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:55


13:55 The carpenter's son - The Greek, word means, one that works either in wood, iron, or stone. His brethren - Our kinsmen. They were the sons of Mary, sister to the virgin, and wife of Cleophas or Alpheus. James - Styled by St. Paul also, the Lord's brother, #Gal 1:19|. Simon - Surnamed the Canaanite.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:55


Mt 13:55,56 Is not this the carpenter's son? Joseph. Jesus was a carpenter also (Mr 6:3). His mother called Mary? She is named. Joseph is indicated by his trade. His brethren, James, and Joses, Simon, and Judas? Sons of Joseph and Mary. For a full discussion of their relationship, see PNT "Joh 2:12".

Discussion for Matthew 13:55

  • Raymond for verse 55
    If Mary had other children, then why did Jesus tell His mother, while he was on the cross, "Behold your son? " And why did he tell John, "Behold your mother? " If I was a son or daughter of Mary, or a brother or sister to Jesus, I 'd be upset, that my brother ignored me, and gave my mother to someone else to take care of her. I believe the brothers and sisters the Scriptures is talking about, are Jesus ' cousins. A lot of societies, even today, refer to their first cousins as brothers and sisters.
  • Charlie for verse 55
    Thankfully only God knows and it really doesn t matter to you and I And Jesus s response to a similar question in Matthew 12 49 bears this out when He say these are my brothers and sisters In other words it really isn t important to Him whether He has brothers or sisters but it does matter who believes in Him and has salvation
  • jesus had brothers and sisters. this means mary was not a virgin after jesus was born. this means catholic doctrine that mary was always a virgin is false

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