Matthew 11

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. Now when John heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent word by two of his disciples, And said to him, Are you he who is to come, or should we look for another? Jesus answered them, Go and tell John those things which you hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who does not find cause to stumble over me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you. 11 Truly I say to you, Among those who are born of women there has not arisen one greater than John the Baptist: yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you will receive it, he is Elijah, who was to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows, 17 And saying, We have piped for you, and you have not danced; we have mourned for you, and you have not lamented. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax gatherers and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her deeds. 20 Then he began to rebuke the cities in which most of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent: 21 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? you shall be brought down to Hades: for if the miracles which have been done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you. 25 At that time Jesus said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes. 26 Yes, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; nor does any man know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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