katapi New Study Bible - Synopsis of the Gospels - New English Bible (New Testament)

katapi HOME The Mother and Brothers of Jesus - Lk.8.19-21  Mt.12.46-50  Mk.3.31-35     | NEB Books | notes

Luke: 8
19His mother and his brothers arrived but could not get to him for the crowd. 20He was told, 'Your mother and brothers are standing outside, and they want to see you.' 21He replied, 'My mother and my brothers—they are those who hear the word of God and act upon it.'

Matthew: 12
46He was still speaking to the crowd when his mother and brothers appeared; they stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone said, 'Your mother and your brothers are here outside; they want to speak to you.' 48Jesus turned to the man who brought the message, and said, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?'; 49and pointing to the disciples, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. 50Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, my sister, my mother.'

Mark: 3
31Then his mother and his brothers arrived, and remaining outside sent in a message asking him to come out to them. 32A crowd was sitting round and word was brought to him: 'Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.' 33He replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' 34And looking round at those who were sitting in the circle about him he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother, my sister, my mother.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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