Mark 6:1

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

1 1He went away from there and came to 2his hometown, and his disciples followed him.

Mark 6:1 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:1

And he went out from thence
From Capernaum;

and came into his own country;
or "city", as the Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, the city of Nazareth; so called because it was the place where Christ was conceived, and where he was educated; for which he had a regard, and was willing it should partake of the benefit of his doctrine and miracles:

and his disciples follow him;
as they did wherever he went; and which is a true characteristic of a disciple of Jesus.

Mark 6:1 In-Context

1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
4 And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household."
5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 1-6, see Matthew 13:54-58; [Luke 4:16-30]
  • 2. Matthew 2:23; Luke 4:23
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