Jesus rejected in Nazareth

So he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of  the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it is written:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He has anointed Me

To preach the gospel to the poor,

He sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Then He closed the book and handed it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”

He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, Physician, heal yourself!. Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country. But then He said, “Assuredly I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months and there was a great famine throughout all the land; but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”

So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things were filled with wrath and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.

Luke 4:16-30

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2 thoughts on “Jesus rejected in Nazareth

    • It is the Bay of Jounieh 10 miles North of Beirut. I took it from the top of a gondola tour. It is to one of their famous icons, the lady of Lebanon, a marian shine and pilgrimage site for the Queen of Lebanon.

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