Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 13:53–58; John 1:10–11

kHe was despised and rejected1 by men,

a man of sorrows2 and acquainted with3 grief;4

and as one from whom men hide their faces5

he was despised, and lwe esteemed him not.


Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, 54 land coming to mhis hometown nhe taught them in their synagogue, so that othey were astonished, and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 pIs not this qthe carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not rhis brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things? 57 And sthey took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, tA prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household. 58 And he did not do many mighty works there, ubecause of their unbelief.


10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet othe world did not know him. 11 He came to phis own,1 and qhis own people2 rdid not receive him.