Jesus Goes to His Hometown
Jesus left there and went back to his hometown. His followers went with him.
On the Sabbath day he taught in the synagogue. Many people heard him and were amazed. They said, “Where did this man get these teachings? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? And where did he get the power to work miracles?
He is only the carpenter. His mother is Mary. He is the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters are here with us.” The people did not accept Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Other people give honor to a prophet. But in his own town with his own people and in his own home, a prophet does not receive the honor.”
Jesus was not able to work many miracles there. The only miracles he did were to heal some sick people by putting his hands on them.
Jesus was amazed that they had no faith.