New International Version
But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on 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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But - it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom - Γη Σοδομων, the land of the Sodomites; i.e. the ancient inhabitants of that city and its neighborhood.
In Jude, Jde 1:7, we are told that these persons are suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah happened A. M. 2107, which was 1897 years before the incarnation. What a terrible thought is this! It will be more tolerable for certain sinners, who have already been damned nearly four thousand years, than for those who, live and die infidels under the Gospel! There are various degrees of punishments in hell, answerable to various degrees of guilt, and the contempt manifested to, and the abuse made of; the preaching of the Gospel, will rank semi-infidel Christians in the highest list of transgressors, and purchase them the hottest place in hell! Great God! save the reader from this destruction!
Day of judgment - May either refer to that particular time in which God visits for iniquity, or to that great day in which he will judge the world by the Lord Jesus Christ. The day of Sodom's judgment was that in which it was destroyed by fire and brimstone from heaven, Genesis 19:24; and the day of judgment to Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, was the time in which they were destroyed by the Romans, Matthew 11:23. But there is a day of final judgment, when Hades itself, (sinners in a state of partial punishment in the invisible world) shall be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death. See Revelation 20:14.
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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."
As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.
Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
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