Matthew 11:1 And it came to passe when Iesus had made an ende of commaundinge his .xij. disciples, he departed thence to teache and to preache in their cityes.
John sendeth his disciples to Christ.
Matthew 11:2 When Iohn beinge in prison hearde the workes of Christe, he sent two of his discyples Matthew 11:3 and sayd vnto him. Art thou he that shal come: or shall we loke for another. Matthew 11:4 Iesus anuswered and saide vnto them. Go and shewe Ihon what ye haue hearde & sene. Matthew 11:5 The blinde se, the halt go, the lepers are clensed: the deaf heare, the dead ryse againe, and the glade tydinges is preached to the poore. Matthew 11:6 And happye is he that is not offended by me.
Christ's testimony concerning John.
Matthew 11:7 And as thei departed Iesus began to speake vnto the people of Iohn. What thing went ye out into the wildernes to se? wente ye out to se a rede shaken with the winde? Matthew 11:8 other what wente ye out for to se? A man clothed in soft rayment? Beholde they that weare softe clothed, are in kinges houses. Matthew 11:9 But what went ye out for to se? A prophete. Yea, I say vnto you, and more then a prophete. Matthew 11:10 For this is he of whom it is written. Beholde, I sende my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before the. Matthew 11:11 Verely I say vnto you, amonge the children of women arose ther not a greater then Iohn the Baptist. Notwithstandinge he that is lesse in the kingdome of heauen, is greater then he. Matthew 11:12 From the tyme of Iohn Baptiste hitherto, the kingdome of heauen suffreth violence, and they that go to it with violence plucke it vnto them. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophetes and the lawe prophecyed vnto the tyme of Iohn. Matthew 11:14 And if ye wyll receyue it, this is that Helias which shoulde 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 wherunto shal I lyke this generacion? It is lyke vnto children which syt in the market and call vnto their felowes, Matthew 11:17 and saye we haue pyped vnto you, & ye haue not daunced? We haue morned vnto you, and ye haue not sorowed. Matthew 11:18 For Iohn came neyther eatynge nor drinkinge, and they say, he hath the deuyl. Matthew 11:19 The sonne of man came eatinge and drynking, and they saye, beholde a glutton and drinker of wine, and a frende vnto publicans and synners. Neuerthelater wysdome is iustifyed of her children.
Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
Matthew 11:20 Then began he to vpbrayd the cytyes, in which most of his miracles were done, because they mended not. Matthew 11:21 Wo be to the Chorasin. Wo be to the Bethzaida: for if the miracles which were shewed in you, had be done in Tyre and Sidon, they had repented longe agone in sackcloth and ashes. Matthew 11:22 Neuerthelesse I saye to you: it shall be easier for Tyre and Sydon at the daye of iudgement, then for you. Matthew 11:23 And thou Capernaum, which art lyft vp vnto heauen, shall be brought doune to hell. For if the miracles which haue bene done in the, had be shewed in Zodome: they had remayned to this daye. Matthew 11:24 Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you: it shall be easyer for the lande 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 time Iesus aunswered and said: I prayse the, O father Lorde of heauen and earth, because thou hast hid these thinges from þe wyse and prudent, and hast opened theim vnto babes: Matthew 11:26 euen so father, for so it pleased the. Matthew 11:27 All thinges are geuen vnto me of my father. And no man knoweth the sonne but the father: neyther knoweth anye man the father, saue the sonne, and he to whom the sonne wyl open hym.
he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their sins.
Matthew 11:28 Come vnto me all ye that labour and are laden and I wyll ease you. Matthew 11:29 Take my yocke on you and learne of me, for I am meke and lowly in herte: and ye shall fynde reste vnto your soules. Matthew 11:30 For my yocke is easy: and my burden is lyght.