Luke 4:24

24 And he said, "Truly, I say to you, 1no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

Luke 4:24 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 4:24

And he said, verily I say unto you
Another proverb in use among them, the meaning of which was well known to them, and was very appropriate to the present case:

no prophet is accepted in his own country;
(See Gill on Matthew 13:57)

Luke 4:24 In-Context

22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
23 And he said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself.' What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well."
24 And he said, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land,
26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Matthew 13:57
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