John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 33 (Mark 3:33)

And he answered them ,.... The multitude that sat about him, and informed him of his mother and brethren being without, and desirous of speaking with him:

saying, who is my mother, or my brethren ? which is said not through ignorance or contempt, but either, as displeased with the interruption given him; or with a view to take an opportunity from hence of expressing his superior value to his spiritual relations; which looks with no favourable aspect on the superstitious notions, and veneration of the virgin Mary among the papists; See Gill on Matthew 12:48 .

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary