Would have repented (an metenohsan). Conclusion (apodosis) of second-class condition, determined as unfulfilled. Long ago (palai). Implies a considerable ministry in these cities of which we are not told. Chorazin not mentioned save here and Matthew 11:21 . Perhaps Karaze near Tell Hum (Capernaum). Sitting in sackcloth and ashes (en sakkwi kai spodoi kaqhmenoi). Pictorial and graphic. The sakko (sackcloth) was dark coarse cloth made of goat's hair and worn by penitents, mourners, suppliants. It is a Hebrew word, sag. The rough cloth was used for sacks or bags. To cover oneself with ashes was a mode of punishment as well as of voluntary humiliation.