Matthew 11:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."

New Living Translation
I tell you, even Sodom will be better off on judgment day than you."

English Standard Version
But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."

International Standard Version
Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom on Judgment Day than for you!"

NET Bible
But I tell you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say to you, it will be tranquil for the land of Sadom in the Day of Judgment compared to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that judgment day will be better for Sodom than for you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore 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 2000 Bible
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

American King James Version
But I say to you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

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

English Revised Version
Howbeit I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:16-24 Christ reflects on the scribes and Pharisees, who had a proud conceit of themselves. He likens their behaviour to children's play, who being out of temper without reason, quarrel with all the attempts of their fellows to please them, or to get them to join in the plays for which they used to assemble. The cavils of worldly men are often very trifling and show great malice. Something they have to urge against every one, however excellent and holy. Christ, who was undefiled, and separate from sinners, is here represented as in league with them, and polluted by them. The most unspotted innocence will not always be a defence against reproach. Christ knew that the hearts of the Jews were more bitter and hardened against his miracles and doctrines, than those of Tyre and Sidon would have been; therefore their condemnation would be the greater. The Lord exercises his almighty power, yet he punishes none more than they deserve, and never withholds the knowledge of the truth from those who long after it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24 (see notes supra, vers. 20-24 and Matthew 10:15).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I say unto you,.... Capernaum, and the inhabitants thereof, as before, to Chorazin and Bethsaida.

It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee: though the punishment of the men of Sodom will be very great, their iniquities being horribly dreadful and enormous, yet more easy to be borne than the vengeance, which, in the last and general judgment, will fall upon such, who have had the means of grace, and have despised them; especially such as had the personal presence, ministry, and miracles of Christ among them, as the Capernaites had. Such a way of expressing and setting forth the severer punishment of others, by that of Sodom, is not unusual in the Old Testament; see Lamentations 4:6 nor in Jewish writers, who say (r), that

"the Israelites were fit for, or deserved, , "a far more heavy punishment than the punishment of Sodom": because they abounded with prophets, rising early, and sending them, but they did not hearken; whereas Sodom had no hands stayed on her, or prophets to warn them.''

(r) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 82. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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—"It has been indeed," says Dr. Stanley, "more tolerable, in one sense, in the day of its earthly judgment, for the land of Sodom than for Capernaum; for the name, and perhaps even the remains of Sodom are still to be found on the shores of the Dead Sea; while that of Capernaum has, on the Lake of Gennesareth, been utterly lost." But the judgment of which our Lord here speaks is still future; a judgment not on material cities, but their responsible inhabitants—a judgment final and irretrievable.

Matthew 11:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Woe to the Unrepentant
23"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. 24"Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you."
Cross References
Jeremiah 23:14
And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that not one of them turns from their wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."

Ezekiel 16:48
As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.

Matthew 10:15
Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

Matthew 11:22
But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.

Luke 10:12
I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
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