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Mark 3:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When His own people heard [of this], they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they who were near to him, hearing of it, went out to secure him,—for they were saying—He is beside himself!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and his friends having heard, went forth to lay hold on him, for they said that he was beside himself,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is beside himselfe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And his relatives heard, and came forth to take him; for they said, He hath gone out of himself.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And his kinsmen heard, and went out to take him; for they said: He is out of his reason.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
when his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
friends 3844
{3844} Prime
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
heard 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
[of it], they went out 1831
{1831} Prime
ἐξέρχομαι
exerchomai
{ex-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1537 and G2064; to issue (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
to lay hold y2902
[2902] Standard
κρατέω
krateo
{krat-eh'-o}
From G2904; to use strength, that is, seize or retain (literally or figuratively).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
on x2902
(2902) Complement
κρατέω
krateo
{krat-eh'-o}
From G2904; to use strength, that is, seize or retain (literally or figuratively).
him: 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
they said, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
y3754
[3754] Standard
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
He is beside himself. 1839
{1839} Prime
ἐξίστημι
existemi
{ex-is'-tay-mee}
From G1537 and G2476; to put (stand) out of wits, that is, astound, or (reflexively) become astounded, insane.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Mark 3:20-30.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 3:13-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 3:21

His relations — His mother and his brethren, Mark 3:31. But it was some time before they could come near him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 3:21

(4) And when his (n) friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

(4) None are worse enemies of the gospel than they that should be enemies of it the least.

(n) Literally, "they that were of him", that is, his relatives: for they that were mad were brought to their relatives.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
when:
Some render, "And they who were with him (in the house,
Mark 3:19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
), hearing (the noise) went out to restrain (αυτον, i.e., οχλον [Strong's G3793], the multitude), for they said, It (the mob) is mad." This, however, is contrary to all the versions; and appears an unnatural construction.

friends:
or, kinsmen,
Mark 3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
John 7:3-10 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. ... But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

He is:

2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and [one] said unto him, [Is] all well? wherefore came this mad [fellow] to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man [that is] mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know [it]: the prophet [is] a fool, the spiritual man [is] mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
John 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we be sober, [it is] for your cause.
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