Matthew 11:20
New International Version
Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, because they hadn't repented of their sins and turned to God.

English Standard Version
Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.

Berean Literal Bible
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles had taken place, because they did not repent.

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
Then he proceeded to denounce the towns where most of his miracles were done, because they did not repent:

Contemporary English Version
In the towns where Jesus had worked most of his miracles, the people refused to turn to God. So Jesus was upset with them and said:

Good News Translation
The people in the towns where Jesus had performed most of his miracles did not turn from their sins, so he reproached those towns.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:

International Standard Version
Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had taken place, because they didn't repent.

NET Bible
Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which he had done many of his miracles, because they did not repent.

New Heart English Bible
Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua began to reproach those cities in which his many mighty works had occurred, and they did not repent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus denounced the cities where he had worked most of his miracles because they had not changed the way they thought and acted.

New American Standard 1977
Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done because they repented not:

King James 2000 Bible
Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

American King James Version
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance.

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

English Revised Version
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform.
Study Bible
Woe to the Unrepentant
19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!’ But wisdom is vindicated by her actions.” 20Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles had taken place, because they did not repent. 21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.…
Cross References
Luke 10:13
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had happened in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again, my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of their acts of impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery.

Treasury of Scripture

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

began.

Luke 10:13-15
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes…

upbraid.

Psalm 81:11-13
But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Isaiah 1:2-5
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me…

Micah 6:1-5
Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice…

because.

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

Matthew 21:28-32
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard…

Jeremiah 8:6
I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.







Lexicon
Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

[Jesus] began
ἤρξατο (ērxato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

to denounce
ὀνειδίζειν (oneidizein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3679: To reproach, revile, upbraid. From oneidos; to defame, i.e. Rail at, chide, taunt.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

cities
πόλεις (poleis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

which
αἷς (hais)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

most
πλεῖσται (pleistai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4118: The greatest, the most, very great. Irregular superlative of polus; the largest number or very large.

of His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

miracles
δυνάμεις (dynameis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

had taken place,
ἐγένοντο (egenonto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they did not repent.
μετενόησαν (metenoēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3340: From meta and noieo; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. Reconsider.
(20) Then began he to upbraid.--The rebuke is inserted by St. Luke in our Lord's charge to the Seventy (Luke 10:13-15). As in the case of the passages common to both Evangelists in Matthew 10 and Luke 10, we need not assume that the former has compiled a discourse from fragments collected separately. It is far more natural and probable to believe that our Lord in this case, as in others, used at different times the same, or nearly the same, forms of speech.

Verses 20-24. - Woe on those who reject him. The parallel passage, Luke 10:12-15, comes almost at the close of the commission to the seventy. It is represented in the commission reported by St. Matthew by Matthew 10:15 alone, which is almost verbally identical with ver. 24. It is possible that St. Matthew or the author of the source used by him did not care to interrupt the subject of ch. 10. by inserting more of these verses there, even though that place more nearly represented their original position. Observe that here they are connected with the rejection of John and of our Lord; in Luke, with the rejection of his disciples and of himself in them. Verse 20. - In Matthew only. It seems to be a kind of introduction, like ver. 7a, perhaps marking vers. 20-24 as a fresh section in the discourses. It serves more particularly as an explanation why our Lord especially mentioned these cities. Then began he to upbraid (Matthew 5:11, note; comp. also Mark 16:14) the cities wherein most of his mighty works (Matthew 7:22, note) were done, because they repented not. "Quilibet auditor Nov. Test. est nut multo beetler (ver. 11) ant multo miserior antiquis" (Bengel). 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.
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