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Matthew 12:48

48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”

Read Matthew 12:48 Using Other Translations

But he answered and said unto him that told him,Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
But he replied to the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”

What does Matthew 12:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 12:48

But he answered and said unto him that told him
Of his mother and brethren being without doors, desiring, and waiting to speak to him,

Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
These questions are put, not as if he himself was ignorant who were his mother or his brethren; or as suggesting as if he had none; or as denying that these were in such a relation to him; or as casting any slight upon them; or as intending to teach men disrespect to parents and kindred, according to the flesh; but as displeased with the man, or men, for interrupting him in his work; and to let them know, that the business of his heavenly Father was preferred by him to any his natural relations could have with him; and that he might have an opportunity of pointing out who were his relations in a spiritual sense.

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