The Contrast between Mark 6:4 and Luke 4:24
Jesus preached to the people of Galileo and Nazareth on different topics including what is expected from them by believers. In both the first and the second visit of Christ to his hometown, he mentioned that the prophets are not respected in their hometown. The observation of Jesus is mentioned in both Luke 4:24 and Mark 6:4. He says a prophet could be respected in every part of the world except his home. Although Jesus knew focused on the topic in both his first and second visit, he failed to mention his family in Luke because they were not present.
Jesus gave examples of the prophets that were rejected in both his first and second visit but failed to mention his relatives in Luke. He solely focuses on how the town, in which a prophet is born and raised, does not appreciate the servant that God sent to them while people from other parts acknowledge his prophecy. Luke 4:24, says, “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.” (New Revised Standard Version). Jesus Christ was ministering to his people during his first visit to his hometown Nazareth and the neighboring town, Galilee. He gave examples of the prophets of God that were rejected by people from their hometowns. The people rejected Jesus since they noted that he associated with Gentiles, women, and leapers more than the Jews. Lord Jesus noted how people of Nazareth were infuriated by him, and he told them what is said in Luke 4:24. In Jesus’ second account of his visit to Galileo, his parents are mentioned. He talks about the same subject as in Luke 4:24 but added about relatives. Mark 6:4 says, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” From the 1st verse of mark 6, the Bible shows that the people in his hometown knew about him. Christ’s relatives were known in the second visit; thus, Jesus mentioned his family in Mark 6:4 since his family was present.
Luke solemnly focuses on the family of Jesus while in Mark; there is an incidence where his family came to get him out of a synagogue. Evidently, Jesus noted that his family and all the people in his hometown doubted his power and that is why he generalized them in his second coming.
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989.