Mark 3:33

33 Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"

Mark 3:33 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:33

And he answered them
The multitude that sat about him, and informed him of his mother and brethren being without, and desirous of speaking with him:

saying, who is my mother, or my brethren?
which is said not through ignorance or contempt, but either, as displeased with the interruption given him; or with a view to take an opportunity from hence of expressing his superior value to his spiritual relations; which looks with no favourable aspect on the superstitious notions, and veneration of the virgin Mary among the papists; (See Gill on Matthew 12:48).

Mark 3:33 In-Context

31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. They stood outside the house and sent in a message, asking for him.
32 A crowd was sitting around Jesus, and they said to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, and they want you."
33 Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
34 He looked at the people sitting around him and said, "Look! Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Whoever does what God wants is my brother, my sister, my mother."
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.