Matthew 11:20

“Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 11:20

Then began he to vpbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he went on to say hard things to the towns where most of his works of power were done, because they had not been turned from their sins.
- Basic English Bible

Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.
- Darby Bible

Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not.
- Webster's Bible

Then began He to upbraid the towns where most of His mighty works had been done--because they had not repented.
- Weymouth Bible

Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent.
- World English Bible

Thanne Jhesus bigan to seye repreef to citees, in whiche ful manye vertues of him weren doon, for thei diden not penaunce.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 11:20

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:20


11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities - It is observable he had never upbraided them before. Indeed at first they received him with all gladness, Capernaum in particular.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:20


Mt 11:20 Then he began to upbraid the cities, etc. Compare Lu 10:12-15. The cities in the vicinity of the Sea of Galilee had, thus far, heard and seen the most of the Lord and had the least excuse for rejecting him. In all the reproofs of Jesus there is sadness in the severity. The very denunciations seem to mourn. In which most of his mighty works were done. We know of a number of miracles which had been wrought in these cities, the healing of the centurion's servant, of the son of nobleman, of the diseased woman, of two blind men, and the raising of the daughter of Jairus. The Scriptures assure us that these were only a very small part of the mighty works he did. See Mt 9:35. Because they repented not. The great end proposed by the gospel is repentance and a new life.

Discussion for Matthew 11:20

  • Felix rivera on Matthew 11:20
    the notes were inlighting. but l feel there is no historical background on the citys and what was there sins that they would not repent of.? were the citys like las vegas ? were they like new york? what were the sins that they harbored and why would they not repent when the very word came into there city? can you enlighten me on that please?
  • Samuel on Matthew 11:20
    It becomes clear that God has worked in different degrees in different people, so far.
    We may be carried away by peoples' good comments about our lives, though we may be wasting God's Grace.
    God may be saying to me,Samuel, if this mighty work done in you would have been done in another brother,he will have repented.Woe to you!
    Pls Lord have mercy on me.


 

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