Matthew 13:57
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New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family."

English Standard Version
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”

New American Standard Bible
And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household."

King James Bible
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they were offended by Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household."

International Standard Version
And they were offended by him. But Jesus told them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown and in his own home."

NET Bible
And so they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were suspicious of him; but Yeshua said to them, “There is no Prophet who is despised except in his city and in his home.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "The only place a prophet isn't honored is in his hometown and in his own house."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and in his own house.

King James 2000 Bible
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.

American King James Version
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were scandalized in his regard. But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were offended in him. And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, unless in his country and in his house.

English Revised Version
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Weymouth New Testament
So they turned angrily away from Him. But Jesus said to them, "There is no prophet left without honour except in his own country and among his own family."

World English Bible
They were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house."

Young's Literal Translation
and they were stumbled at him. And Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honour except in his own country, and in his own house:'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:53-58 Christ repeats his offer to those who have repulsed them. They upbraid him, Is not this the carpenter's son? Yes, it is true he was reputed to be so; and no disgrace to be the son of an honest tradesman; they should have respected him the more because he was one of themselves, but therefore they despised him. He did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief. Unbelief is the great hinderance to Christ's favours. Let us keep faithful to him as the Saviour who has made our peace with God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 57. - And they were offended in him (Matthew 5:29, note). Their knowledge of the earthly conditions of his youth proved a stumbling block to their faith. But Jesus said unto them. He accepts the fact, but reminds them that they were under a special temptation thus to reject him. Even in his reproof he will call them to rise above their position. A prophet is not without honour. There will ever be some to honour him. He who speaks forth the mind of God shall not totally fail in any place save one. An encouragement and a warning. Save in his own country (ἐν τῇ πατρίδι). Better omit own, for αὐτοῦ is not genuine here (contrast Mark), and the insertion of ἰδίᾳ before πατρίδι, is not supported by enough authority. Mark adds, "and among his own kin." And in his own house. Possibly Jeremiah's experience (Jeremiah 11:21; Jeremiah 12:6) gave rise to this proverb. (On John 4:44, cf. ver. 54, note.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they were offended in him,.... It was a stumbling to them, how he came by his wisdom and power; since he had not these things from men of learning, and could not have them from his relatives: and therefore, rather than believe he had them of himself, or from God, they chose to indulge at least a suspicion, that he had them from the devil, and so were offended in him: or this offence was taken at the meanness of his birth, parentage, and education, though without reason; for if without the advantage of an education without human literature, and the instructions of men, he was able to expound the Scriptures, preach such doctrine, and deliver such words of wisdom, and confirm all this by miracles, and mighty works, they ought to have considered him as a divine person, and all this, as a demonstration of it, and of his having a divine mission at least, and of his being raised up by God for extraordinary purposes,

But Jesus said unto them; being unmoved at their offence in him, and contempt of him, which was no other than what he expected:

a prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house; which seems to be a proverbial speech in common use, though I have not met with it in Jewish writings; showing, that a prophet, or any teacher, or preacher, generally speaking, is more esteemed among strangers, who have no personal pique, nor prejudices against him, and who judge of him, not by what he has been, but by his present abilities, doctrine, and conduct, than among his countrymen; who are apt to think meanly of him, because familiarly acquainted with him, and knew, if not his vices, yet his infirmities, and envy him any superior degree of honour to them, he has attained unto. I say, generally speaking, for this is not always the case on either side; sometimes a prophet is affronted and abused in strange places, as Christ himself was: and sometimes is received with esteem and applause among his countrymen, relations, and acquaintance; but this is rare and uncommon; the proverb respects what is usually and ordinarily done, and the truth of it is easy to be observed.



Matthew 13:57 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
56"And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" 57And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household." 58And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
Cross References
Matthew 11:6
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

Matthew 13:58
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

Mark 6:1
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.

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."

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

And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

they.

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, …

Luke 2:34,35 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this …

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

John 6:42,61 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father …

1 Corinthians 1:23-28 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

A prophet.

Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and …

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.

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your …

Acts 7:37-39,51,52 This is that Moses, which said to the children of Israel, A prophet …

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