Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

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His disciples

Matthew 28:7
then go quickly and tell His disciples, 'He has risen from the dead and is [now] going on ahead of you into Galilee. You will see Him there.' Now [that is all] I have to tell you."
Mark 3:34
Then He looked out over those gathered around Him and said, "Look, [here is] my mother and my brothers
John 17:8
because I have given them the message you gave me, and they accepted it. They [also] knew for certain that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
John 20:17
Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not ascended to the Father yet [Note: Apparently Jesus was discouraging Mary from embracing Him in worship as was done in Matt. 28:9, and thereby causing a delay of when the rest of the disciples would learn of His resurrection], but go to my brothers and tell them [I said] 'I am [about] to ascend to my Father and to your Father, and to my God and your God.'"

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Luke 8:19
Then Jesus' mother and [half-] brothers came to Him, but they could not get near Him because of the [large] crowd.
Luke 11:28
But Jesus said, "Yes, but those who listen to God's message and obey it are [more] blessed."