John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 44 (John 4:44)

For Jesus himself testified ,.... Matthew 13:57 ;

that a prophet hath no honour in his own country : all the Oriental versions read, "in his own city"; that is, Nazareth: for these words must not be understood as a reason why Christ left Judea, and went into Galilee, because he had no honour in Judea, in which was Bethlehem, the place of his nativity; but are a reason why, when he came into Galilee, he did not go to Nazareth, his own city, where he was educated, and had been brought up, and had lived the greatest part of his life, because they treated him with great disrespect and contempt; See Gill on Matthew 13:57 .

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary