10:15 I tell you the truth, 1 it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah 2 on the day of judgment than for that town!
10:23 Whenever 3 they persecute you in one place, 4 flee to another. I tell you the truth, 5 you will not finish going through all the towns 6 of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
10:42 And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple, I tell you the truth, 7 he will never lose his reward.”
1 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”
2 sn The allusion to Sodom and Gomorrah, the most wicked of OT cities from Gen 19:1-29, shows that to reject the current message is even more serious than the worst sins of the old era and will result in more severe punishment.
3 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
4 tn The Greek word here is πόλις (polis), which can mean either “town” or “city.”
5 tn Grk “For truly (ἀμήν, amhn) I say to you.” Here γάρ (gar, “for”) has not been translated.
6 tn The Greek word here is πόλις (polis), which can mean either “town” or “city.” “Town” was chosen here to emphasize the extensive nature of the disciples’ ministry. The same word is translated earlier in the verse as “place.”
7 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”