Mark 6:1

1 He left there and returned to his hometown. His disciples came along.

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 left there and returned to his hometown. His disciples came along.
2 On the Sabbath, he gave a lecture in the meeting place. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. "We had no idea he was this good!" they said. "How did he get so wise all of a sudden, get such ability?"
3 But in the next breath they were cutting him down: "He's just a carpenter - Mary's boy. We've known him since he was a kid. We know his brothers, James, Justus, Jude, and Simon, and his sisters. Who does he think he is?" They tripped over what little they knew about him and fell, sprawling. And they never got any further.
4 Jesus told them, "A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child."
5 Jesus wasn't able to do much of anything there - he laid hands on a few sick people and healed them, that's all.
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