Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear becomes worse.
Then Jesus' mother and his brothers came. Standing outside, they sent word to him, to summon him.
He said, "You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that although they see they may not see, and although they hear they may not understand.
Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother named Mary? And aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren't his sisters here with us?" And so they took offense at him.
After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days.
So Jesus' brothers advised him, "Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing.
All these continued together in prayer with one mind, together with the women, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
1 Corinthians 9:5
Do we not have the right to the company of a believing wife, like the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?
But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.