Matthew 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished giving instructions to his twelve disciples, he passed on from thence, to be teaching and proclaiming in their cities.
John sendeth his disciples to Christ.
Matthew 11:2 Now, John, hearing in the prison the works of the Christ, sending through his disciples, Matthew 11:3 said unto him, Art, thou, the coming one? or, a different one, are we to expect? Matthew 11:4 And, answering, Jesus said unto themGo report unto John what ye do hear and see: Matthew 11:5 The, blind, recover sight, and, the lame, walk, lepers, are cleansed, and, the deaf, hear,and, the dead, are raised, and, the destitute, are told the joyful tidings; Matthew 11:6 And, happy, is he, whosoever shall not find cause of stumbling, in me.
Christ's testimony concerning John.
Matthew 11:7 But, as these were going their way, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes, concerning John,What went ye forth into the wilderness to gaze at? A reed, by a wind, shaken? Matthew 11:8 But what went ye forth to see? A man, in soft clothing, arrayed? Lo! they who soft clothing do wear, are in the houses of kings. Matthew 11:9 But why went ye forth? A prophet, to see? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. Matthew 11:10 This, is he, concerning whom it is written,Lo! I, send my messenger before thy face, who shall make ready thy way before thee! Matthew 11:11 Verily, I say unto youThere hath not arisen, among such as are born of women, a greater than John the Immerser,yet, he that is less in the kingdom of the heavens, is, greater than he. Matthew 11:12 But, from the days of John the Immerser, until even now, the kingdom of the heavens, is being invaded, and, invaders, are, seizing upon it. Matthew 11:13 For, all the prophets and the law, until John, did prophesy; Matthew 11:14 And, if ye are willing to accept it, he, is Elijahthe one destined to come. Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears, let him hear!
The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ.
Matthew 11:16 But, unto what, shall I liken this generation? It is, like, unto children, sitting the market-places, who, calling unto the others, Matthew 11:17 say, We played the flute to you, and ye danced not,we sang a lament, and ye beat not the breast. Matthew 11:18 For, John, came, neither eating nor drinking, and they sayA demon, he hath! Matthew 11:19 The Son of Man, came, eating and drinking, and they say, Lo! a gluttonous man and a wine-drinker! a friend of, tax-collectors, and sinners! And yet wisdom hath been justified by her works.
Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
Matthew 11:20 Then, began he to upbraid the cities, in which had been done his noblest mighty works; because they repented not: Matthew 11:21 Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because, if, in Tyre and Zidon, had been done the works of power, which were done in you, of old, in sackcloth and ashes, had they repented. Matthew 11:22 Moreover, I say unto you, For Tyre and Zidon, more tolerable, will it be, in the day of judgment, than for you. Matthew 11:23 And, thou, Capernaum! Unto heaven, shalt thou be uplifted? Unto hades, thou shall be brought down; because, if, in Sodom, had been done the works of power, which were done in thee, it would, in that case, have remained until this day. Matthew 11:24 Moreover, I say unto youFor the land of Sodom, more tolerable, will it be in a day of judgment, than, for thee.
and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple,
Matthew 11:25 In that season, answered Jesus, and saidI openly give praise unto thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,in that thou hast hid these things from the wise and discerning, and hast revealed them unto babes; Matthew 11:26 Yea, O Father! That, so, it hath become, a delight, before thee. Matthew 11:27 All things, unto me, have been delivered up by my Father; and, no one, fully knoweth the Son, save the rather, neither doth any one fully know, the Father, save, the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son, may be minded, to reveal, him.
he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their sins.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me! all ye that toil and are burdened, and, I, will give you rest: Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me,because, meek, am I and lowly, in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls; Matthew 11:30 For, my yoke, is easy, and, my burden, light.