Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
Then a He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were b astonished, saying, c "Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!
"Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and d brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" So they e were offended at Him.
But Jesus said to them, f "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house."
g Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
And h He marveled because of their unbelief. i Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
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When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, "Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works?
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching.
And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven' ?
While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.
But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
"And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."
So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.
Then He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
Hurry, escape there. For I cannot do anything until you arrive there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.
Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
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Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.