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Matthew 13:57

    Matthew 13:57 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they were bitter against him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour but in his country and among his family.

    Webster's Revision

    And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    World English Bible

    They were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    Definitions for Matthew 13:57

    Save - Except; besides.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:57

    And they were offended in him - They took offense at him, εσκανδαλιζοντο εν αυτω, making the meanness of his family the reason why they would not receive him as a prophet, though they were astonished at his wisdom, and at his miracles, Matthew 13:54. So their pride and their envy were the causes of their destruction.

    A prophet is not without honor - This seems to have been a proverbial mode of speech, generally true, but not without some exceptions. The apparent meanness of our Lord was one pretense why they rejected him; and yet, God manifested in the flesh, humbling himself to the condition of a servant, and to the death of the cross, is the only foundation for the salvation of a lost world. Perhaps our Lord means, by prophet, in this place, himself alone, as if he had said, My ministry is more generally reputed, and my doctrine better received, in any other part of the land than in my own country, among my own relatives; because, knowing the obscurity of my birth, they can scarcely suppose that I have these things from heaven.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 13:57

    And they were offended in him - That is, they took offence at his humble birth, and at the indigent circumstances of his family. They were too proud to be taught by one who, in family connections, they took to be their equal or inferior. People always look with envy on those of their own rank who advance pretensions to uncommon wisdom or superior power.

    A prophet is not without honour ... - This seems to be a proverbial expression. Jesus advances it as a general truth. There might be some exceptions to it, but He was not an exception. Everywhere else he had been more honored than at home. There they knew his family. They had seen his humble life. They had been his companions. They were envious of his wisdom, and were too proud to be taught by him. A case remarkably similar to this occurs in the history of the discovery of America. Columbus, a native of Genoa, had by patient study conceived the idea that there was a vast continent which might be reached by sailing to the west. Of this his countrymen had no belief. Learned people had long studied the science of geography, and they had never imagined that such a continent could exist; and they were indignant that He, an obscure man, should suppose that he "possessed wisdom superior to all the rest of mankind united." It was accordingly a fact that he was obliged to seek for patrons of his undertaking out of his own country; that there he received his first honors; and to other kingdoms the discoveries of the obscure Genoese gave their chief wealth and highest splendor.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:57

    13:57 They were offended at him - They looked on him as a mean, ignoble man, not worthy to be regarded. John 4:44; Luke 7:23.