Matthew 11:1 And it came to passe, that when Iesus had made an ende of commaunding his twelue disciples he departed thence, to teache and to preache in theyr cyties,
John sendeth his disciples to Christ.
Matthew 11:2 When Iohn beynge in preson hearde the workes of Christ, he sent two of hys dyscyples, Matthew 11:3 & sayde vnto hym: Art thou he that shall come: or do we loke for another. Matthew 11:4 Iesus answered and sayd vnto them: Go, and shewe Iohn agayne, what ye haue heard and sene. Matthew 11:5 The blynd receaue their sight: the lame walke, the lepers are clensed: and the deef heare, þe deed are raysed vp, & the poore receaue the glad tidinges of the gospell. Matthew 11:6 And happy is he, that is not offended by me.
Christ's testimony concerning John.
Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Iesus beganne to saye vnto the people concerning Iohn. What went ye out into the wyldernes to se? A rede that is shaken with the wynde? Matthew 11:8 Or what went ye out for to se? A man clothed in softe rayment? Beholde: they that weare softe clothing: are in kinges houses. Matthew 11:9 But what went ye out for to se? A prophete: Uerely I saye vnto you: and more then a Prophete. Matthew 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is wrytten. Beholde, I sende my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy waye before the. Matthew 11:11 Uerely I saye vnto you: amonge them that are borne of wemen, arose not a greater then Iohn the Baptist. Not withstandinge he that is lesse: in the Kyngdome of heauen is gretter then he. Matthew 11:12 From the dayes of Iohn Baptist vntill this daye, þe kyngedom of heuen suffreth violence, and the violent plucke it vnto them. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophetes, and the lawe it selfe prophesied vnto Iohn. Matthew 11:14 And yf ye wyll receaue it this is Helias, which was for to come. Matthew 11:15 He that hath eares to heare: let hym heare.
The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ.
Matthew 11:16 But wher vnto shall I lyken thys generacion? It is like vnto chyldren, which syt in the market places, and call vnto their felowes, Matthew 11:17 and saye: we haue pyped vnto you, and ye haue not daunsed: We haue mourned vnto you & ye haue not sorowed. Matthew 11:18 For Iohn came nether eatynge nor drynkynge, & they saye, he hath the deuyll. Matthew 11:19 The sonne of man came eatyng and drynckyng, and they saye, beholde a glutton, & an vnmeasurable dryncker of wyne: and a frende vnto publicans and synners. And wisdome is iustifyed of her chyldren.
Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
Matthew 11:20 Then began he to vpbrayd the cyties which most of hys miracles were done in, because they repented not of their synnes. Matthew 11:21 Wo vnto the Chorasin: Wo vnto the Bethsaida: for yf þe miracles which were shewed in you, had bene done in the cytie of Tyre or Sidon, they had repented of their synnes longe agon in sack cloth and asshes. Matthew 11:22 Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you: it shall be easier for Tyre & Sidon at the daye of iudgement, then for you. Matthew 11:23 And thou Capernaum, which art lyft vp vnto heuen, shalt be brought downe to hell. For yf the miracles which haue bene done in þe, had bene shewed in Zodom: they had remayned vntill this daye. Matthew 11:24 Neuerthelesse, I saye vnto you: that it shalbe easier for the land of Zodom in the daye of iudgement, then for the.
and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple,
Matthew 11:25 At that tyme Iesus answered and sayde: I thanke the O father, Lord of heauen & erth, because thou hast hid these thinges from the wyse and prudent, and hast shewed them vnto babes, Matthew 11:26 verely father, euen so was it thy good pleasure. Matthew 11:27 All thinges are geuen ouer vnto me of my father. And noman knoweth the sonne but the father: nether knoweth eny man the father, saue the sonne, and he to whomsoeuer the sonne will open him.
he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their sins.
Matthew 11:28 Come vnto me all ye that laboure: and are laden, and I will ease you. Matthew 11:29 Take my yock vpon you, and lerne of me, for I am meke & lowly in herte: and ye shall fynde rest vnto youre soules. Matthew 11:30 For my yocke is easy, and my burden is light.