Bible: Matthew 11:20-30

Woes on Unrepentant Cities

11:20 Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities 1  in which he had done many of his miracles, because they did not repent. 11:21 Woe to you, Chorazin! 2  Woe to you, Bethsaida! If 3  the miracles 4  done in you had been done in Tyre 5  and Sidon, 6  they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you! 11:23 And you, Capernaum, 7  will you be exalted to heaven? 8  No, you will be thrown down to Hades! 9  For if the miracles done among you had been done in Sodom, it would have continued to this day. 11:24 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom 10  on the day of judgment than for you!

Jesus’ Invitation

11:25 At that time Jesus said, 11 I praise 12  you, Father, Lord 13  of heaven and earth, because 14  you have hidden these things from the wise 15  and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. 11:26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 16  11:27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father. 17  No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides 18  to reveal him. 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 11:29 Take my yoke 19  on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 11:30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.”

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