Jan
2013

The Greek word anektos

Found only in the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (see Mt. 10:15; 11:22, 24Mt. 10:15; 11:22, 24
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15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. 22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 24 But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

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; Mk. 6:11Mk. 6:11
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11 And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them.

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[some manuscripts]; Lk. 10:12, 14Lk. 10:12, 14
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12 I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.

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), the Greek adjective “anektos” meant “more tolerable.”

This adjective is repeatedly associated with the city of Sodom.  Jesus said the people of Sodom will fare better at the end of time than those who rejected His miracles and the truth of the gospel.