Angry People in Nazareth

    “Angry People in Nazareth,” Liahona, Mar. 2001, 14

    Angry People in Nazareth

    Jesus went to Nazareth

    Jesus went to Nazareth, the city where He grew up. Luke 4:16

    He taught in the synagogue

    He went to a synagogue, a building where Jews go to church, and stood up and read from the scriptures. He read what the prophet Isaiah wrote—that the Savior would come to earth and help all people. Luke 4:16–19

    Jesus read Isaiah’s words

    When Jesus sat down after reading Isaiah’s words, the other Jews looked at Him. Luke 4:19–20

    and said they applied to him

    Jesus said that Isaiah’s words were about Him, that He was the Savior. The people wondered at His words. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” They did not believe He was the Son of God. Luke 4:21–22

    The people wanted a miracle

    The Savior knew what they were thinking. He knew they wanted Him to perform a miracle. But Jesus told them He would not do miracles for people who did not have faith. Luke 4:23–27

    The people were angry

    The people were angry. They took Him to the top of a hill and wanted to throw Him off it. Luke 4:28–29

    But they could not kill Jesus

    They could not do it. Jesus walked away from them. Luke 4:30

    Illustrated by Robert T. Barrett