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

New Living Translation
Then Jesus told them, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family."

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."

King James Bible
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household."

International Standard Version
Jesus had been telling them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own home."

NET Bible
Then Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, and among his relatives, and in his own house."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to them, “There is no Prophet who is despised except in his city and among his kindred and in his house.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jesus told them, "The only place a prophet isn't honored is in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own house."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not dishonoured except in his own country and among his own kin and in his own house.

King James 2000 Bible
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

American King James Version
But Jesus, said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not despised save in his own country, and among [his] kinsmen, and in his own house.

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house.

Weymouth New Testament
But Jesus said to them, "There is no Prophet without honour except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own home."

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to them -- 'A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his kindred, and in his own house;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-6 Our Lord's countrymen tried to prejudice the minds of people against him. Is not this the carpenter? Our Lord Jesus probably had worked in that business with his father. He thus put honour upon mechanics, and encouraged all persons who eat by the labour of their hands. It becomes the followers of Christ to content themselves with the satisfaction of doing good, although they are denied the praise of it. How much did these Nazarenes lose by obstinate prejudices against Jesus! May Divine grace deliver us from that unbelief, which renders Christ a savour of death, rather than of life to the soul. Let us, like our Master, go and teach cottages and peasants the way of salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, etc. One reason for this is that it is almost natural for persons to hold of less account than they ought, those with whom they have been brought up and have lived on familiar terms. Prophets are commonly least regarded, and often most envied, in their own country. However unworthy may be the feeling, the inhabitants of a district, or members of a community, do not like to see one of themselves put above them, more especially a junior over a senior, or a man of humble origin over a man well born. But it should be remembered that God abhors the envious, and will withhold the wonders of his grace from those who grudge his gifts to others. The men of Nazareth, when they saw Christ eating, and drinking, and sleeping, and working at his trade, like others, despised him when he claimed respect and reverence as a Prophet, and especially because his relations according to the flesh were of humble condition; and Joseph more particularly, whom they supposed to be his real father, for they could not imagine or believe that he was born of a virgin, and had God alone for his Father.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But Jesus said unto them,.... The following proverb;

a prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house; the same as in Matthew 13:57; See Gill on Matthew 13:57. Only the phrase, "among his own kin", is here added: very probably some of those that made these reflections, were some distant relations of Joseph, or Mary; for as Jesus was now in his own country and city, and in his own native place, so among his kindred and relations; who envied his gifts and attainments, and objected to him his rise from that branch of their family, which was the most mean and abject.



Mark 6:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
3"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him. 4Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household." 5And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.…
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 6:1
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.

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

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

But Jesus, said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

Jeremiah 11:21 Therefore thus said the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your …

Jeremiah 12:6 For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have …

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

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

John 4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

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