"A Prophet Is Not Without Honor, Save In His Own Country"

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Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 146

Context: Jesus, having preached the Sermon on the Mount, healed the afflicted, raised the dead, chosen His disciples and instructed them in their mission, and taught the people in parables at the Sea of Galilee, returns to his own area of Nazareth. He goes to the synagogue, where he astonishes the people with His wisdom and with stories of His works. The Nazarenes are not able, however, to reconcile His wisdom with the fact that He is "the carpenter's son." And they know His mother, His brothers, and His sisters. In the light of His humble beginnings, then, how can He presume to teach with such assurance?

And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

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