Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Evangeliad (15:27-31)


Section 15:27-31 (corresponding to Matt. 11:21-24)

Then Jesus, to warn the cities like that,
Began to rebuke the way they would act;
The towns which had seen his miraculous signs
Yet never repented at any time:

"Woe to Chorazim, woe to Bethsaida!
If the pagan towns of Tyre and Sidon
Had seen the wonders you have been shown,
They would have repented long ago!

When Judgment Day comes, I tell you the truth,
Tyre and Sidon will fare better than you.
And will Capernaum rise up to the skies?
No, in Hades' depths it will come to lie!

If Sodom had seen the works that you saw,
It would still be standing by the sea of salt--
Yes, Sodom's fate will more bearable be
Than your fate before the Lord's judgment seat!"

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