Luke 4:24
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New International Version
"Truly I tell you," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.

New Living Translation
But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.

English Standard Version
And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

New American Standard Bible
And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.

King James Bible
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said, "I assure you: No prophet is accepted in his hometown.

International Standard Version
He added, "I tell all of you with certainty, a prophet is not accepted in his hometown.

NET Bible
And he added, "I tell you the truth, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is not a Prophet who is received in his town.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus added, "I can guarantee this truth: A prophet isn't accepted in his hometown.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Verily, I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

American King James Version
And he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

American Standard Version
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Amen I say to you, that no prophet is accepted in his own country.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Verily I say to you, that no prophet is acceptable in his [own] country.

English Revised Version
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

Weymouth New Testament
"I tell you in solemn truth," He added, "that no Prophet is welcomed among his own people.

World English Bible
He said, "Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'Verily I say to you -- No prophet is accepted in his own country;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:14-30 Christ taught in their synagogues, their places of public worship, where they met to read, expound, and apply the word, to pray and praise. All the gifts and graces of the Spirit were upon him and on him, without measure. By Christ, sinners may be loosed from the bonds of guilt, and by his Spirit and grace from the bondage of corruption. He came by the word of his gospel, to bring light to those that sat in the dark, and by the power of his grace, to give sight to those that were blind. And he preached the acceptable year of the Lord. Let sinners attend to the Saviour's invitation when liberty is thus proclaimed. Christ's name was Wonderful; in nothing was he more so than in the word of his grace, and the power that went along with it. We may well wonder that he should speak such words of grace to such graceless wretches as mankind. Some prejudice often furnishes an objection against the humbling doctrine of the cross; and while it is the word of God that stirs up men's enmity, they will blame the conduct or manner of the speaker. The doctrine of God's sovereignty, his right to do his will, provokes proud men. They will not seek his favour in his own way; and are angry when others have the favours they neglect. Still is Jesus rejected by multitudes who hear the same message from his words. While they crucify him afresh by their sins, may we honour him as the Son of God, the Saviour of men, and seek to show we do so by our obedience.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But instead of gratifying their curiosity and supplying them with some more empty arguments why they should not listen to his words, the Lord quietly quotes a proverb well known to all people - Farrar calls it a curious psychological fact - the quoting prefaced by the solemn "verily." The Master was evidently looking far beyond the little prejudices of Nazareth. "His own country" meant far more than the narrow circuit bounded by the Nazareth hills. The Speaker was thinking of all the chosen people - of the Jews, who as a nation he knew too well would not accept him. But if Israel would have none of him, he would reign in the hearts of that unnumbered multitude who peopled the isles of the Gentiles.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, verily I say unto you,.... Another proverb in use among them, the meaning of which was well known to them, and was very appropriate to the present case:

no prophet is accepted in his own country; See Gill on Matthew 13:57

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. And he said, &c.—He replies to the one proverb by another, equally familiar, which we express in a rougher form—"Too much familiarity breeds contempt." Our Lord's long residence in Nazareth merely as a townsman had made Him too common, incapacitating them for appreciating Him as others did who were less familiar with His everyday demeanor in private life. A most important principle, to which the wise will pay due regard. (See also Mt 7:6, on which our Lord Himself ever acted.)

Luke 4:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
23And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'" 24And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown. 25"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;…
Cross References
Matthew 13:57
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home."

Mark 6:4
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home."

John 4:44
(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Truly I say to you, No prophet is accepted 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 6:4,5 But Jesus, said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his …

John 4:41,44 And many more believed because of his own word…

Acts 22:3,18-22 I am truly a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, …

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