Mark 6:4-6

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.
He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

6 Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

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 6:4-6 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.
7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.
8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Luke 4:24; John 4:44
  • 2. S Mark 5:23
  • 3. Matthew 9:35; Mark 1:39; Luke 13:22
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