Matthew 11:24

But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say vnto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in þe day of iudgment, then for thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in {the} day of judgment, than for you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to you that it will be better for the land of Sodom in the day of judging, than for you.
- Basic English Bible

But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for [the] land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.
- Darby Bible

But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee.
- Webster's Bible

Only I tell you all, that it will be more endurable for the land of Sodom on the day of Judgement than for thee."
- Weymouth Bible

But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you."
- World English Bible

Netheles Y seie to you, that to the lond of Sodom it schal be `lesse peyne in the dai of doom, than to thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:24


11:24 Moreover I say unto you - Beside the general denunciation of wo to those stubborn unbelievers, the degree of their misery will be greater than even that of Tyre and Sidon, yea, of Sodom.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:24


Mt 11:24 More tolerable for Sodom in the day of judgment. Because it had poor opportunities. Sodom had fallen two thousand years before Christ, and had been extinct ever since, yet the Lord speaks of a "future" day of judgment for both Sodom and Capernaum. Therefore, (1) There is a judgment after death. (2) Temporal punishment for wickedness does not satisfy eternal justice. The Sodomites were held to a future judgment. (3) The inhabitants of Sodom had not been annihilated, but were alive, waiting for the judgment.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • A disciple
    Lou; we should never confess defeat when it comes to our salvation, and the things that the Scriptures PLAINLY tell us we have in Christ! Saved from our sins, complete deliverance and freedom and all provided for pertaining to life and piety! The enemy is a liar, and goes about seeking whom he may devour with his lies! Don't listen to him! Believe the Word!
  • Lou
    Penni, we all fall short, because we judge, our nature is sinful. We must strive to be good, and..we will fail, we will never measure up, but we should try anyway. No action on our part, no changes we make, no sacrifice is worthy..we are fallen. Only through Christ, and not through our own doing are we saved, we will still fail, when we believe, but the power of Jesus (God) is above all things.
  • Penni Carter
    Jesus is so clear about our walk in trusting him, but He is also very clear in His stance regarding judgment. We have it easier because Jesus came to the earth in the form of a man to show us how to live. Is it really any wonder that our judgment will be much harder considering we had the truth as a living example. I pray for mercy and grace for our souls. Our world needs to repent.
  • Alex
    These things are hid from the wise and prudent but revealed unto babes, the babes are the H.G, simply b/c he said that which is BORN OF THE SPIRIT is SPIRIT, which are the children of the kingdom that are gonna be born in us via his seed, I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, these are the children that understand everything which is the multiplication of christ, th Children of PROMISE
  • BSP
    Verse 19: The results of a certain action or procedure will reveal whether it was a wise course.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:27 ---ALL THINGS---ARE DELIVERED UNTO ME OF MY FATHER AND --NO MAN-- KNOWETH THE SON BUT THE FATHER NEITHER KNOWETH ANY MAN THE FATHER SAVE THE SON AND HE TO WHOMSOEVER THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM ***1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND --- ONE MEDIATOR --- BETWEEN GOD AND MAN --- THE MAN JESUS CHRIST

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