Rejected At Nazareth
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there.
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished and said, From where does this man have this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? From where then does this man have all these things? 57 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. 58 And he did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
1 And he went out from there and came into his own country, and his disciples followed him. 2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him and such mighty works that are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 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. 5 And he could do no mighty work there except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went through the villages round about, teaching.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are broken, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all those that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bore him witness and marvelled at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself; whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. 25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land, 26 but unto none of them was Elijah sent, except unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a widow woman. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath 29 and rose up and thrust him out of the city and led him unto the brow of the hill upon which their city was built that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he, passing through the midst of them, went away.