Matthew 11:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.
John sendeth his disciples to Christ.
Matthew 11:2 But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples, Matthew 11:3 and said to him, Art *thou* the coming [one]? or are we to wait for another? Matthew 11:4 And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what ye hear and see. Matthew 11:5 Blind [men] see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them: Matthew 11:6 and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Christ's testimony concerning John.
Matthew 11:7 But as they went [away], Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed moved about by the wind? Matthew 11:8 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate raiment? behold, those who wear delicate things are in the houses of kings. Matthew 11:9 But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet: Matthew 11:10 this is he of whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Matthew 11:11 Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among [the] born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. Matthew 11:12 But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and [the] violent seize on it. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John. Matthew 11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come. Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ.
Matthew 11:16 But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, which, calling to their companions, Matthew 11:17 say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed. Matthew 11:18 For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon. Matthew 11:19 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a man [that is] eating and wine-drinking, a friend of tax-gatherers, and of sinners:and wisdom has been justified by her children.
Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
Matthew 11:20 Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented. Matthew 11:21 Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you, had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes. Matthew 11:22 But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in judgment-day than for you. Matthew 11:23 And *thou*, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it had remained until this day. Matthew 11:24 But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for [the] land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.
and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple,
Matthew 11:25 At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes. Matthew 11:26 Yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy sight. Matthew 11:27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son but the Father, nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son may be pleased to reveal [him].
he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their sins.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I* will give you rest. Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls; Matthew 11:30 for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.