In a sort of age/destiny related chronological order for the first half; until the 'rejected' passages section) -
- 26 (NIV) "In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 "to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary."
Luke 2: 4, 39, 51
- 3 "... everyone went to their own town to register.
4 (NIV) "So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David."
- after Jesus' circumcision, purification rites, consecration, offer fo a sacrifice, praise & blessiong by Simeon, thanks by the prophet Anna, -
- 39 (NIV) "When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth."
- when Jesus was 12 yrs of age, he went AWOL,and was found in the temple courts b/c he "must be in my Father’s house”-
- 51 "Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart."
Matthew 2:23 After the escape to Egypt to avoid the wrath of Herod &, after hearing that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, they
- 23 "... went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Natsarene/Nazarene."
- Mark 1:19 (ESV) (after being foretold by John the Baptist) -
"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan."
- Mark 1:24 (teaching in a synagogue in Capernaum) -
23 '... a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out,
24 (ESV) ' "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God”.'
- 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
- 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.” [Isaiah 9:1,2]
- 43 ... Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Matthew 21 (Jesus comes to Jerusalem as 'King')
- 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
- “Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” [Psalm 118:25,26]
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ [Isaiah 56:7] but you are making it a ‘den of robbers’. [Jer. 7:11]”
- 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37 You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Jesus rejected at Nazareth (probably versions of the same narrative, though Luke shows some variation) -
- 1 He ... came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying,
- “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?
3 "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?”
And they took offense at him.
4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”
5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
Mathew 13:54 -
- 54 and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? ....
57 and they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”
58 and he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
- 16 (ESV) And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read ..
28 (ESV) When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath
29 (ESV) And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.
30 (ESV) But, passing through their midst, he went away.