because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
I will declare your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you, saying,
You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride. You have made my heart beat faster with one glance of your eyes, with one strand of your necklace.
My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.
I've come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I've gathered my myrrh with my spices. I've eaten my honeycomb with my honey. I've drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink and become drunk with love.
So by their fruit you will know them."
He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!"
The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'
Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.'
Then Jesus told them, "Stop being frightened! Go and tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."
But he answered those people, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear a message from God and heed it."
As Jesus was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and told him, "How blessed is the womb that gave birth to you and the breasts that nursed you!"
This is my Father's will: That everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the last day."
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he kept loving standing there, he told his mother, "Dear lady, here is your son."
Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me, because I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, "I'm ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
In fact, Moses said,
he took them outside and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Though God has overlooked those times of ignorance, he now commands everyone everywhere to repent,
Instead, I first told the people in Damascus and Jerusalem, then all the people in Judea and after that the gentiles to repent, turn to God, and perform deeds that are consistent with such repentance.
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers.
We have the right to take a believing wife with us like the other apostles, the Lord's brothers, and Cephas, don't we?
I am jealous of you with God's own jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to the Messiah.
for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.
Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,
In him there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free person. Instead, the Messiah is all and in all.
because both the one who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers
Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.
so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.
And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever.
And this is his commandment: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus the Messiah, and to love one another as he commanded us.