A prophet is not without honor save in his own country

Words spoken by Jesus to the people of Nazareth, the town where he grew up. They refused to believe in his teaching because they considered him one of themselves and therefore without authority to preach to them.

Note

The expression is now used of anyone whose talents and accomplishments are highly regarded by everyone except those at home.
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