MATTHEW 10:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

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Matthew 10:15 Translation & Meaning

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Verily ἀμὴν Properly, firm, i.e., (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it) Verily
I say λέγω Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean say
unto you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
It shall be ἔσται Will be It shall be
more tolerable ἀνεκτότερον More endurable more tolerable
for the land γῇ Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) land
of Sodom Σοδόμων Sodoma (i.e., Sedom), a place in Palestine Sodom
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Gomorrha Γομόῤῥων Gomorrha (i.e., Amorah), a place near the Dead Sea Gomorrha
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the day ἡμέρᾳ Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) day
of judgment, κρίσεως Decision (subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice (especially, divine law) judgment
than Disjunctive, or; comparative, than than
for πόλει A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) for
that ἐκείνῃ That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
city. πόλει A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city

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  • 13  And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

  • 14  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

  • 15  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

  • 16  Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

  • 17  But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;




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