Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
by their fruits then shall ye know them.
while he was speaking, a bright cloud surrounded them: and suddenly a voice broke out of the cloud, saying, "this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."
for he that does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.
but he answered them, my mother and brethren are these, who attend to the word of God, and practise it.
As he was discoursing thus, a certain woman in the middle of the crowd lift up her voice, and said to him, happy the mother, who bare thee: happy the nurse, who gave thee milk.
Jesus answered them, the work which God requires is to believe on him whom he hath sent.
you will be my friends, if you do what I have commanded you.
for Moses said to the fathers, "a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; observe whatever he shall say to you.
and bringing them out, he said, sirs, what must I do to be saved?
God has been pleas'd to over-look this state of ignorance: but now he enjoins all men every where to repent:
first I warn'd the people of Damascus, of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and then the Gentiles, to repent, and turn to God, by acting suitably to their repentance.
for in the christian-dispensation, neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but an active benevolent faith.
for in the dispensation of Jesus Christ, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but the new creation.
by which there is now neither Greek, or Jew; circumcised, or uncircumcised; Barbarian, or Scythian; slave, or freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
and by a perfect obedience he procured eternal salvation for all that obey him;
throw off then your vices as dregs and scum: and receive with docility that genuine doctrine, which is effectual to your salvation.
1 Peter 4:2
so that for the future he does not pass the rest of this life in gratifying his sensual passions, but in conformity to the divine precepts.
1 John 2:17
and the world is passing away, with all its vices: but he that obeys the divine will, shall enjoy a life of immortality.
1 John 3:23
now this is his commandment, that we believe in his son Jesus Christ, and that we love one another, as he commanded us.
blessed are they who wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
and the king will reply, I declare unto you, your having done this for one of the least of these my brethren, is the same thing as doing it for me.
then said Jesus to them, be not afraid: go bid my brethren repair to Galilee, and there shall they see me.
that is to say, master! Jesus said to her, touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, "I ascend unto my father and your father, even my God and your God."
for whom he before approv'd, he predispos'd to follow the example of his son, who was to conduct them all as their elder brother;
for both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all deriv'd from one: for which cause he is not asham'd to call them brethren, saying,
1 Corinthians 9:5
have not we the liberty to take a christian woman with us in our travels, as well as the rest of the apostles, as the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas did?
2 Corinthians 11:2
for I am jealous over you with religious jealousy: since I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her:
when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son.
1 Timothy 5:2
the elder women as mothers; the younger, as sisters, with all purity.