Mark 3:35

35 "For whoever * 1does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

Mark 3:35 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:35

For whosoever shall do the will of God
By believing in Christ, receiving him as a Saviour and Redeemer, and submitting to him in all his ordinances, as King of saints:

the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother:
such are openly, and manifestly related to Christ in a spiritual sense; and are as dear to him, and more so, than such persons are who stand in such a relation to others, or did to him according to the flesh. And this shows not only the near relation, and strong affection which Christ has for his people, but that he is not ashamed of them; and it may be concluded, that he will resent, in the keenest manner, every injury that is done them; (See Gill on Matthew 12:50).

Mark 3:35 In-Context

33 Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
35 "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ephesians 6:6; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 4:2; 1 John 2:17