Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 13:57
- And they were offended in him (kai eskandalizonto en autwi).
- Graphic imperfect passive. Literally, "They stumbled at him," "They were repelled by him" (Moffatt), "They turned against him" (Weymouth). It was unpardonable for Jesus not to be commonplace like themselves.
- Not without honour (ouk estin atimov).
- This is a proverb found in Jewish, Greek, and Roman writers. Seen also in the Logia of Jesus (Oxyr. Papyri i. 3).