Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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“He came unto his own things, and his own people did not receive him.”
When the Son of God came to this earth to live, he came to his own things; that is, he came to a world that he himself had created. Everything belonged to him, and that is why John said, “He came to his own things.”
After that phrase, John added that the Son of God was not received by his own people, the people whom he had chosen as his own special people, the people whom he had blessed with prophets and with promises of goodness here in this world and eternal life in the world to come.
He came to both his own things and his own people, and of the two, his own things gave him a better reception.