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He said about his father and mother, "I do not regard them." He disregarded his brothers and didn't acknowledge his sons, for they kept Your word and maintained Your covenant.
Why, then, do all of you despise My sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than Me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of My people Israel.'
The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
But He replied to the one who told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"
And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."
Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent [word] to Him and called Him.
A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, "Look, Your mother, Your brothers, and Your sisters are outside asking for You."
He replied to them, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
And looking about at those who were sitting in a circle around Him, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!
Whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."
"What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman?" Jesus asked. "My hour has not yet come."
You are My friends if you do what I command you.
But we did not yield in submission to these people for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain for you.
But from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)-- those recognized as important added nothing to me.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.
But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.
More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ
Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.
I solemnly charge you, before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.
Don't be too quick to lay hands on anyone, and don't share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
My brothers, hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ without showing favoritism.
For suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring, dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in.
If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes so that you say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"
haven't you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.
The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn't help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.