Matthew 12:46-50

Jesus’ real family (46-50)
For parallels see Mk 3:31-35 & Lk 8:19-21.
v.46-47 Jesus’ mother and brothers were waiting outside to speak to Jesus. The ESV erroneously places the text of v.47 in a mg. n. As in the parallels, someone tells Jesus that they are outside waiting to speak to him. Luke adds that they could not reach him themselves because of the crowd.
v.48-50 Jesus points to his disciples and says “whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Jesus uses the occasion of his physical family showing up to point out the more important spiritual family consisting in those who are in relationship with him by faith and who do the will of the father.

Read Matthew 12:46-50