Mark 6:4

“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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus sayde vnto them, A Prophet is not without honour, but in his owne countrey, and among his owne kinne, and in his owne house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his {own} relatives and in his {own} household."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour, but in his country, and among his relations, and in his family.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not despised save in his own country, and among [his] kinsmen, and in his own house.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house.
- Webster's Bible

But Jesus said to them, "There is no Prophet without honour except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own home."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hem, That a profete is not without onoure, but in his owne cuntrey, and among his kynne, and in his hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to them -- `A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his kindred, and in his own house;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Mark 6

  • Evangelist, Jessie
    Mark 6th Chapter!
    When I read how John was beheaded because he preached the truth. The word have not changed. John was not looking to please man . Therefore he became a true witness for Jesus Christ. We the people of God must never yield to the worlds ways. God has chose us to hold up his name amen.
  • BSP
    Verse 11 tells us how to react when people reject our message. We are simply to shake the dust off our feet and leave. There is no need to argue.
  • Joe
    Jesus preformed only a few miracles in his own country because of unbelief due to the fact that the people knew him and his family. However, if we think about this, it is just another testimony that Jesus was indeed the Christ having received the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove after John baptised him - totally transformed from the boy man that the locals knew.
  • Bob corrigan for verse 11
    When the Jews traveled back to Israel from lands they considered pagan. they would shake off the dust of the pagan lands as it was considered unholy and rejected by God. So, when Jesus commanded to shake the dust off the feet when a village or city rejected the disciples, it was a statement that God would reject and condemn that village or city. In Acts 13:49-51, we see Paul and Barnabas, "shaking the dust off their feet" toward the Jews stirring up trouble.
  • Ace
    Avsje Lazarus believed in his lifetime, therefore Jesus accepted his faith and rose him from the dead. The demon-possessed man would have believed if he were not in his situation, as evidenced by his request to be a disciple. It's different when a person has faith and is just incapacitated - Jesus honors that. It's unbelief that makes him not want to perform miracles. The conditions aren't right. Of course, he could, but he has a requirement and will not extend his grace to those who do not deserve it.
  • Jesus did not do mighty miracles because of their lack of faith in Him. He raised Lazarus from the dead when no one had faith, neither did Lazarus because he was dead. Jesus casted out demons when the man had no faith, for the demon had taken over and was in full control. There was always a reason why Jesus did what he did. Of course, Jesus has the power to heal the world, but while in his home town, he marveled at their unbelief. For by faith are we made whole. So, does our lack of faith prevent Jesus from healing or does it prevent our bodies from being healed?

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