New American Standard Bible
And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household."
King James Bible
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Darby Bible Translation
And they were offended in him. And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, unless in his country and in his house.
World English Bible
They were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house."
Young's Literal Translation
and they were stumbled at him. And Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honour except in his own country, and in his own house:'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And they were offended in him - That is, they took offence at his humble birth, and at the indigent circumstances of his family. They were too proud to be taught by one who, in family connections, they took to be their equal or inferior. People always look with envy on those of their own rank who advance pretensions to uncommon wisdom or superior power.
A prophet is not without honour ... - This seems to be a proverbial expression. Jesus advances it as a general truth. There might be some exceptions to it, but He was not an exception. Everywhere else he had been more honored than at home. There they knew his family. They had seen his humble life. They had been his companions. They were envious of his wisdom, and were too proud to be taught by him. A case remarkably similar to this occurs in the history of the discovery of America. Columbus, a native of Genoa, had by patient study conceived the idea that there was a vast continent which might be reached by sailing to the west. Of this his countrymen had no belief. Learned people had long studied the science of geography, and they had never imagined that such a continent could exist; and they were indignant that He, an obscure man, should suppose that he "possessed wisdom superior to all the rest of mankind united." It was accordingly a fact that he was obliged to seek for patrons of his undertaking out of his own country; that there he received his first honors; and to other kingdoms the discoveries of the obscure Genoese gave their chief wealth and highest splendor.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
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"And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."
And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
Jesus went out from there and came into His hometown; and His disciples followed Him.
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."
And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
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