12:46 While Jesus 1 was still speaking to the crowds, 2 his mother and brothers 3 came and 4 stood outside, asking 5 to speak to him. 12:47 6 Someone 7 told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside wanting 8 to speak to you.”
1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 sn The issue of whether Jesus had brothers (siblings) has had a long history in the church. Epiphanius, in the 4th century, argued that Mary was a perpetual virgin and had no offspring other than Jesus. Others argued that these brothers were really cousins. Nothing in the text suggests any of this. See also John 7:3.
4 tn “His mother and brothers came and” is a translation of “behold, his mother and brothers came.”
5 tn Grk “seeking.”
6 tc A few ancient
7 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
8 tn Grk “seeking.”