Luke 4:24

“And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, Verely I say vnto you, no Prophet is accepted in his owne countrey.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Truly I say to you, No prophet is honoured in his country.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Verily I say to you, that no prophet is acceptable in his [own] country.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
- Webster's Bible

I tell you in solemn truth, He added, "that no Prophet is welcomed among his own people.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
- World English Bible

And he seide, Treuli Y seie to you, that no profete is resseyued in his owne cuntre.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said, `Verily I say to you -- No prophet is accepted in his own country;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 4:24


4:24 No prophet is acceptable in his own country - That is, in his own neighbourhood. It generally holds, that a teacher sent from God is not so acceptable to his neighbours as he is to strangers. The meanness of his family, or lowness of his circumstances, bring his office into contempt: nor can they suffer that he, who was before equal with, or below themselves, should now bear a superior character.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 4:24


Lu 4:24 Verily I say unto you. See PNT "Mt 5:18. This expression occurs eight times in Luke. No prophet is accepted in his own country. He replied to their proverb with another, often verified.

Discussion for Luke 4:24

  • Audrey S Lawson for verse 24
    I really like the way you show different reply. I believe Luke was preparing those who are called for His work to be spared certain agony. Family and so called friends could send you in a place in your mind and spirit that only trusting God can return the peace and stability.

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