15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
15 Verse 15. In the day of judgment] Or, punishment,-κρισεως.
Perhaps not meaning the day of general judgment, nor the day of
the destruction of the Jewish state by the Romans; but a day in
which God should send punishment on that particular city, or on
that person, for their crimes. So the day of judgment of Sodom
and Gomorrah, was the time in which the Lord destroyed them by
fire and brimstone, from the Lord out of heaven.
If men are thus treated for not receiving the preachers of the
Gospel, what will it be to despise the Gospel itself-to decry
it-to preach the contrary-to hinder the preaching of it-to abuse
those who do preach it in its purity-or to render it fruitless by
calumnies and lies! Their punishment, our Lord intimates, shall
be greater than that inflicted on the inhabitants of Sodom and