Woe to Unrepentant Cities
o "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! p For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
"But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
q "And you, Capernaum, who are r exalted to heaven, s will be brought down to Hades.
t "He who hears you hears Me, u he who rejects you rejects Me, and v he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 11:21 - 23
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you.
And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.
'Where can we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts, saying, "The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there."'
Isaiah 14:13 - 15
For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north.
Though Babylon were to mount up to heaven, And though she were to fortify the height of her strength, Yet from Me plunderers would come to her," says the LORD.
Then I will bring you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I shall establish glory in the land of the living.
He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
"Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him - the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
1 Thessalonians 4:8
Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
That all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.