Mark 6:4

4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”

Mark 6:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 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.
ESV
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."
NLT
4 Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.”
MSG
4 Jesus told them, "A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child."
CSB
4 Then Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household."

Mark 6:4 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:4

But Jesus said unto them
The following proverb;

a prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among
his own kin, and in his own house;
the same as in ( Matthew 13:57 ) ; (See Gill on Matthew 13:57). Only the phrase, "among his own kin", is here added: very probably some of those that made these reflections, were some distant relations of Joseph, or Mary; for as Jesus was now in his own country and city, and in his own native place, so among his kindred and relations; who envied his gifts and attainments, and objected to him his rise from that branch of their family, which was the most mean and abject.

Mark 6:4 In-Context

2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing?
3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”
5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 He was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 4:24; John 4:44