And the multitude sat about him
In a circle, all around him, to hear him preach; so that there was no such thing as the messenger coming near him; but the message being whispered from one to another, it came to those who sat nearest him:
and they said unto him, behold, thy mother and thy brethren without
seek for thee:
in five of Beza's ancient copies, and in his most ancient one, are added, and thy sisters: agreeably, Christ hereafter makes mention of sister, as well as mother and brother; (See Gill on Matthew 12:47), and so it is read in the Alexandrian copy.