Jesus departed fromthere and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples.
When thesabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
and manywho heard him were astonished.
They said,“Where did this man get all this?
What kindof wisdom has been given him?
What mightydeeds are wrought by his hands!
Is he notthe carpenter, the son of Mary,
and thebrother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?
And are nothis sisters here with us?”
And theytook offense at him.
Jesus saidto them,
“A prophetis not without honor except in his native place
and amonghis own kin and in his own house.”
So he wasnot able to perform any mighty deed there,
apart fromcuring a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
He wasamazed at their lack of faith.