Luke 4:24
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then He added, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said, "Truly I say to you that 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.

Christian Standard Bible
He also said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown.

Contemporary English Version
But you can be sure that no prophets are liked by the people of their own hometown.

Good News Translation
I tell you this," Jesus added, "prophets are never welcomed in their hometown.

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.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Truly I tell you, 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.

New American Standard 1977
And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his home town.

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;
Study Bible
The Rejection at Nazareth
23Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to Me: ‘Physician, heal yourself! Do here in Your hometown what we have heard that You did in Capernaum.’” 24Then He added, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25But I tell you truthfully that there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and great famine swept over all the land.…
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."

John 4:44
Now He Himself had testified 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.

No.

Matthew 13:57
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.

Mark 6:4,5
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…

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







Lexicon
Then
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He added,
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Truly
Ἀμὴν (Amēn)
Hebrew Word
Strong's Greek 281: Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. trustworthy; adverbially, surely.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

no
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

prophet
προφήτης (prophētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

accepted
δεκτός (dektos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1184: Acceptable, accepted. From dechomai; approved; propitious.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

hometown.
πατρίδι (patridi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3968: Fatherland, one's native place. From parasemos; a father-land, i.e. Native town; heavenly home.
(24) No prophet is accepted.--The proverb is remarkable as having been quoted by our Lord certainly twice, possibly oftener: (1) on this His first visit after His baptism to Nazareth; (2) on His second visit (Matthew 13:57; Mark 6:4). St. John's reference to it (John 4:44) may have risen out of one or other of these two occasions, but it rather conveys the impression of the saying having been often on the lips of Jesus.

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. 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.
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