23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown(A) what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”(B)

24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.(C) 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.(D) 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.(E) 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy[a] in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 4:27 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.