[“No Leisure Time”]
|| Matthew 3:53-58; Luke 4:16-30
MK6:1 Now Jesus departed from that place and went to his own land with his disciples following him. MK6:2 When the Sabbath day came he began to teach in the synagogue, and the large audience was astounded, saying: “Where did he learn all these things? How does he come to possess such wisdom? And those miracles performed by his own hands? MK6:3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? Also, are these not his sisters?” And because of this many were stumbled. MK6:4 However, Jesus said to them: “A prophet is honored everywhere except among his own relatives and in his own home.” MK6:5 As a result, Jesus was unable to do any powerful works there, though he did lay his hands on a few sick persons, healing them. MK6:6 Jesus was astonished at their unbelief, and so he went in a circuit teaching in other villages.
 Matthew 3:53-58: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 His own land: Likely Nazareth.
 Carpenter: Or, wood-worker. Other accounts say, “son of the carpenter.” After the death of his ‘father’ Joseph, it is possible Jesus continued on his own as a carpenter to support his family. The Greek is TEKTON [Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance #5045,artificer, craftsman] from which the modern “technician” comes.
 Stumbled: Or, offended, scandalized, a hindrance. The Greek is ESCANDALIZONTO.
 Jesus was unable to do any powerful works there: Or, KJV: he could there do no mighty works. This would seem unlikely for God.