Mark 1:16; Mark 1:19; Mark 3:17; Mark 3:31-35; Mark 5:37; Mark 6:3; Mark 6:17-18; Mark 10:29-30; Mark 12:19-20; Mark 13:12
As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.
Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder ");
Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.
A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."
Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
"For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."
And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.
For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake,
but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
"Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN'S BROTHER DIES and leaves behind a wife AND LEAVES NO CHILD, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.
"There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.