Mark 3:31-35 – Jesus Family

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Mark 3:32

  1. Jesus’ earthly adoptive father Joseph had probably been dead for some time, at least he is not mentioned in the New Testament after Jesus has turned twelve.
  2. Jesus had brothers and sisters in Nazareth (Mark 6:2-3).

Mark 3:28

  1. If Jesus had not said this, there would have been a danger that there might have been a cult around Jesus’ earthly relatives, or that someone might have taken it into his head, for example, to exalt Jesus’ mother Mary in an improper way.
  2. Jesus shows here that he does not belong first and foremost to his own family, but that he is the saviour of the whole world.
  3. One is not born to belong to Jesus, but it is a personal decision.
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