Matthew 11

CHAPTER 11

John the Baptist Sends Disciples to Jesus

And it came to pass when Jesus finished setting in order [2twelve 3disciples 1his], he crossed over from there to teach and to proclaim in their cities. And John having heard in the jail the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples, he said to him, Are you the coming one, or [2another 1are we expecting]? And answering Jesus said to them, Having gone report to John what you hear and see! the blind look up, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and deaf-mutes hear; dead are raised, and poor are announced good news. And blessed is who ever should not be offended in me.

Jesus Speaks Concerning John the Baptist

And these having gone, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What did you come forth into the wilderness to see? a reed [2by 3the wind 1being shaken]? But what did you come forth to behold? a man [2in 3soft 4garments 1being clothed]? Behold, the ones [2soft garments 1wearing 4in 5the 6houses 7of the 8palaces 3are]. But what did you come forth to behold? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more extra of a prophet. 10 For this it is concerning of whom it has been written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall carefully prepare your way before you. 11 Amen I say to you, There has not been arisen among ones born of women greater than John the Baptist; but the lesser in the kingdom of the heavens [2greater than 3he 1is]. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until just now the kingdom of the heavens is forced, and [2by assailants 1is snatched]. 13 For all the prophets and the law [2until 3John 1prophesied]. 14 And if you want to receive, he is Elijah, the one being about to come. 15 The one having ears to hear, let him hear! 16 But what shall I liken this generation? It is likened to boys in a market sitting down and calling out to their companions. 17 And they say, We piped for you, and you did not dance; we wailed for you, and you did not beat your chest. 18 [3came 1For 2John] neither eating nor drinking, and they say, [2a demon 1He has]. 19 [4came 1The 2son 3of man] eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, the man is a glutton and a winebibber, [2of tax collectors 1a friend] and sinners. And [2was justified 1wisdom] by her children.

Woe to the Unrepentant Cities

20 Then he began to berate the cities in which took place the most of his works of power, for they did not repent. 21 Woe to you, Chorazin, woe to you, Bethsaida, For if in Tyre and Sidon took place the works of powers having taken place in you, earlier indeed in sackcloth and ashes they would have repented. 22 Only I say to you, [2to Tyre 3and 4Sidon 1It will be more endurable] in the day of judgment than to you. 23 And you, Capernaum, the place [2unto 3the 4heaven 1raised up high], unto Hades you shall be brought down; for if in Sodom took place the works of power, the ones taking place in you, they would have remained until today. 24 Only I say to you that [2to the land 3of Sodom 1It will be more endurable] in day of judgment, than to you.

The Son Reveals the Father

25 In that time Jesus responding said, I make acknowledgment to you, father, O Lord of the heaven and the earth, that you concealed these things from the wise and discerning, and uncovered them to simple ones. 26 Yes, O father, for so it was benevolent before you. 27 All things to me were delivered up by my father. And no one recognizes the son, were it not for the father. Not even [3the 4father 1any 2recognizes], were it not for the son, and to whom ever [3should will 1the 2son] to reveal. 28 Come to me all ones tiring and being loaded down, and I will cause you rest! 29 Lift my yoke upon you, and learn from me! for I am gentle and humble in the heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. 30  For my yoke is gracious, and my load is light.
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