John 4:44
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New International Version
(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)

New Living Translation
He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown.

English Standard Version
(For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.)

Berean Study Bible
Now He Himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Berean Literal Bible
For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in the own hometown.

New American Standard Bible
For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

King James Bible
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

International Standard Version
since Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

NET Bible
(For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)

New Heart English Bible
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Yeshua had been testifying that a Prophet is not honored in his city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus had said that a prophet is not honored in his own country.

New American Standard 1977
For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honour in his own country.

King James 2000 Bible
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

American King James Version
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

American Standard Version
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

Darby Bible Translation
for Jesus himself bore witness that a prophet has no honour in his own country.

English Revised Version
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

Webster's Bible Translation
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.

Weymouth New Testament
though Jesus Himself declared that a Prophet has no honour in his own country.

World English Bible
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Young's Literal Translation
for Jesus himself testified that a prophet in his own country shall not have honour;
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Official's Son
43After two days, Jesus left for Galilee. 44Now He Himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45Yet when He arrived, the Galileans welcomed Him. They had seen all the great things He had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they had gone there as well.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:57
And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own household is a prophet without honor."

Mark 6:4
Then Jesus told them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own household."

Luke 4:24
Then He added, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
Treasury of Scripture

For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

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Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet …

Mark 6:4 But Jesus, said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his …

Luke 4:24 And he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

(44) A prophet hath no honour.--The statement that a prophet hath no honour in his own country is at first thought a strange explanation of the fact that He went into Galilee, and that the Galileans received Him; and the common geographical solutions, as that "His own country" means Juda, or Nazareth, as distinct from Galilee, or the district of the so-called lower Galilee, are brought to, not from, the text. The narrative of the earlier Gospels places the commencement of the ministry in Galilee. John has in these opening chapters told of an earlier ministry in Juda and Samaria. He now records the reception in Galilee to which this earlier ministry had been the real introduction. Jesus Himself said so. He knew the principle that a prophet's own friends are the last to hear his message, and He came to His own country only when that message had been received by many in Juda and Samaria, and when His own countrymen had seen and known His work at the Passover. Others had received Him at Jerusalem, and they therefore receive Him in Galilee. The honour is brought from without. It does not arise in His own country.

For Jesus himself testified,.... Matthew 13:57;

that a prophet hath no honour in his own country: all the Oriental versions read, "in his own city"; that is, Nazareth: for these words must not be understood as a reason why Christ left Judea, and went into Galilee, because he had no honour in Judea, in which was Bethlehem, the place of his nativity; but are a reason why, when he came into Galilee, he did not go to Nazareth, his own city, where he was educated, and had been brought up, and had lived the greatest part of his life, because they treated him with great disrespect and contempt; See Gill on Matthew 13:57. 44. For Jesus testified, etc.—This verse had occasioned much discussion. For it seems strange, if "His own country" here means Nazareth, which was in Galilee, that it should be said He came to Galilee because in one of its towns He expected no good reception. But all will be simple and natural if we fill up the statement thus: "He went into the region of Galilee, but not, as might have been expected, to that part of it called 'His own country,' Nazareth (see Mr 6:4; Lu 4:24), for He acted on the maxim which He oft repeated, that 'a prophet,'" etc.4:43-54 The father was a nobleman, yet the son was sick. Honours and titles are no security from sickness and death. The greatest men must go themselves to God, must become beggars. The nobleman did not stop from his request till he prevailed. But at first he discovered the weakness of his faith in the power of Christ. It is hard to persuade ourselves that distance of time and place, are no hinderance to the knowledge, mercy, and power of our Lord Jesus. Christ gave an answer of peace. Christ's saying that the soul lives, makes it alive. The father went his way, which showed the sincerity of his faith. Being satisfied, he did not hurry home that night, but returned as one easy in his own mind. His servants met him with the news of the child's recovery. Good news will meet those that hope in God's word. Diligent comparing the works of Jesus with his word, will confirm our faith. And the bringing the cure to the family brought salvation to it. Thus an experience of the power of one word of Christ, may settle the authority of Christ in the soul. The whole family believed likewise. The miracle made Jesus dear to them. The knowledge of Christ still spreads through families, and men find health and salvation to their souls.
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