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."
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.
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.
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:'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they were offended in him - They took offense at him, εσκανδαλιζοντο εν αυτω, making the meanness of his family the reason why they would not receive him as a prophet, though they were astonished at his wisdom, and at his miracles, Matthew 13:54. So their pride and their envy were the causes of their destruction.
A prophet is not without honor - This seems to have been a proverbial mode of speech, generally true, but not without some exceptions. The apparent meanness of our Lord was one pretense why they rejected him; and yet, God manifested in the flesh, humbling himself to the condition of a servant, and to the death of the cross, is the only foundation for the salvation of a lost world. Perhaps our Lord means, by prophet, in this place, himself alone, as if he had said, My ministry is more generally reputed, and my doctrine better received, in any other part of the land than in my own country, among my own relatives; because, knowing the obscurity of my birth, they can scarcely suppose that I have these things from heaven.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(Preached at Christ Church, Marylebone, 1867, for the Bishop of London's Fund.) MATTHEW xiii. 24-30. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
Ears and no Ears
The Parable of the Tares, by Bishop Latimer, Preached on the 7Th of February, 1553.
A Man Reaps More than He Sows.
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.
Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home."
"Truly I tell you," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
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