Mark 3:31

31 1Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.

Mark 3:31 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:31

There came then his brethren and his mother
At the same time he was speaking to the Scribes, who seem to be different persons from his friends and kinsmen, ( Mark 3:21 ) ,

and standing without;
for Christ was within, in the house, talking with the Scribes and Pharisees, and preaching to the people; and the crowd being so great, that they could not get into the house; they

sent unto him, calling him:
they not only sent one in to let him know who they were, and that they were without doors, desirous to speak with him; but also, with a voice as loud as they could, called to him themselves; (See Gill on Matthew 12:46).

Mark 3:31 In-Context

29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin "-
30 because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."
31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.
32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."
33 Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"

Cross References 1

  • 1. Mark 3:31-35: {Matthew 12:46-50; Luke 8:19-21}