Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 11:21


“Woe to you, Chorazin! 1  Woe to you, Bethsaida! If 2  the miracles 3  done in you had been done in Tyre 4  and Sidon, 5  they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.


Job 42:6; Jer 13:27; Eze 3:6,7; Mt 12:41,42; Mt 18:7; Mt 23:13-29; Mt 26:24; Mr 6:45; Mr 8:22; Lu 9:10; Lu 11:42-52; Joh 1:44; Joh 3:5-10; Joh 12:21; Ac 13:44-48; Ac 28:25-28; Jude 1:11

NET © Notes

sn Chorazin was a town of Galilee that was probably fairly small in contrast to Bethsaida and is otherwise unattested. Bethsaida was declared a polis by the tetrarch Herod Philip, sometime after a.d. 30.

tn This introduces a second class (contrary to fact) condition in the Greek text.

tn Or “powerful deeds.”

map For location see Map1 A2; Map2 G2; Map4 A1; JP3 F3; JP4 F3.

sn Tyre and Sidon are two other notorious OT cities (Isa 23; Jer 25:22; 47:4). The remark is a severe rebuke, in effect: “Even the sinners of the old era would have responded to the proclamation of the kingdom, unlike you!”

map For location see Map1 A1; JP3 F3; JP4 F3.

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