1Jesus left that place and came to his hometown. His disciples followed him. 2On the Sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue. Many who heard him were surprised. "Where did this man get all this? What’s this wisdom he’s been given? What about the powerful acts accomplished through him? 3Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t he Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?" They were repulsed by him and fell into sin. 4Jesus said to them, "Prophets are honored everywhere except in their own hometowns, among their relatives, and in their own households." 5He was unable to do any miracles there, except that he placed his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6He was appalled by their disbelief. Then Jesus traveled through the surrounding villages teaching.