Matthew 11:1 And it came to passe when Iesus had made an ende of comaundinge his .xii. disciples that he departed thence to teache and to preache in their cities.
John sendeth his disciples to Christ.
Matthew 11:2 When Ihon beinge in preson hearde ye workes of Christ he sent two of his disciples Matthew 11:3 and sayde vnto him. Arte thou he that shall come: or shall we loke for another. Matthew 11:4 Iesus answered and sayde vnto them. Go and shewe Ihon what ye have hearde and sene. Matthew 11:5 The blynd se the halt goo the lepers are clensed: the deef heare the ded ryse ageyne and the glad tidinges is preached to the povre. 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 begane to speake vnto the people of Ihon. What for to se wet ye out in to the wyldernes? wet ye out to se a rede shake with ye wynde? Matthew 11:8 other what wet ye out for to se? A man clothed in soofte raymet:? Beholde they yt weare soofte clothig are in kynges howses. Matthew 11:9 But what wet ye oute for to se? A prophete? Ye I saye to you and more the a prophete. Matthew 11:10 For this is he of who it is wrytte. Beholde I sende my messenger before thy face which shall prepare thy waye before ye. Matthew 11:11 Verely I saye vnto you amonge ye chyldren of wemen arose there not a gretter then Ihon the baptist. Notwithstondinge he that ys lesse in the kyngdome of heven ys gretter then he. Matthew 11:12 From the tyme of Ihon Baptist hytherto ye kyngdome of heve suffreth violence and they that go to it with violence pluck it vnto them. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophetes and the lawe prophesyed vnto to the tyme of Ihon. Matthew 11:14 Also yf ye wyll receave it this is Helyas which shuld come. Matthew 11:15 He yt hathe eares to heare let him heare.
The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ.
Matthew 11:16 But wher vnto shall I lyken this generacion? It ys lyke vnto chyldre which syt in the market and call vnto their felowes Matthew 11:17 and saye: we have pyped vnto you and ye have not daunsed? We have morned vnto you and ye have not sorowed. Matthew 11:18 For Ihon came nether eatinge nor drinkinge and they saye he hath the devyll. Matthew 11:19 The sonne of man came eatinge and drinkinge and they saye beholde a glutton and drynker of wyne and a frend vnto publicas and synners. Never the later wysdome ys iustified of hir children.
Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
Matthew 11:20 Then bega he to vpbrayd the cities in which most of his miracles were done because they meded not. Matthew 11:21 Wo be to ye Chorasin. Wo be to ye Betzaida: for if the miracles which were shewd in you had bene done in Tyre and Sidon they had repented longe agone in sackcloth and asshes. Matthew 11:22 Neverthelesse I say to you: it shall be esier for Tyre and Sidon at the day of iudgemet then for you. Matthew 11:23 And thou Capernau which art lift vp vnto heve shalt be brought doune to hell. For if the miracles which have bene done in the had bene shewed in zodom: they had remayned to this daye. Matthew 11:24 Neverthelesse I saye vnto you: it shalbe easiar for ye londe of zodo in the daye of iudgemet the for ye.
and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple,
Matthew 11:25 At yt tyme Iesus answered and sayd: I prayse ye o father lorde of heve and erth because thou hast hid these thinges fro the wyse and prudet and hast opened the vnto babes: Matthew 11:26 eve so father for so it pleased ye. Matthew 11:27 All thinges are geve vnto me of my father. And noma knoweth ye sonne but ye father: nether knoweth eny ma ye father save ye sonne and he to whome ye sonne will ope 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 wyll ease you. Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you and lerne of me for I am meke and lowly in herte: and ye shall fynd rest vnto youre soules. Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.