Chorazin
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Chorazin
Bible Meaning: A furnance of smoke
Strong's Concordance #G5523

Chorazin is located northwest of the Sea of Galilee near Capernaum. The city's only New Testament reference is in the books of Matthew and Luke. Chorazin, as well as Bethsaida, are condemned by the Lord for not repenting of their sins in spite of the mighty works done in them. Such works, according to Jesus, if done in Tyre or Sidon would have caused the people to repent!

Important verses

Matthew 11:20 - 22
Then began he (Jesus) to upbraid the cities (e.g. Chorazin) wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, 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.

But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

Location of Chorazin in Ancient Israel Map
Location of Chorazin

Luke 10:1 - 2, 13
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few . . .

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.

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