Matthew 11 ©
1 John the Baptist, being in prison, sends two disciples to Christ. 4 To whom Christ proves by His doctrine and works that He is the promised Messiah. 7 Gives a glorious testimony to the people concerning John’s person and office. 16 Upbraids the Jews under a certain similitude for their impenitence. 20 And therefore threatens the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum with very heavy judgments. 25 Contrasts thereunto the good pleasure of the Father in instructing the little ones. 28 Invites all wearied sinners unto Him and promises them comforts.
AND it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of 1commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in 2their cities.
Nowa when John had heard in the 3prison 4the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
And 5said unto him, Art thou he 6that should come, or do we look for another?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
Theb7blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the 8poor have the gospel preached to them.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be 9offended in me.
¶And asc they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A 10reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in 11soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold,d I send my 12messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way 13before thee.
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not 14risen a 15greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is 16least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Ande from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth 17violence, and the 18violent take it by force.
For all the prophets and the law 19prophesied until John.
Andf if ye will receive it, this is 20Elias, which was for to come.
21He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
¶But whereunto shall I 22liken this generation? Itg is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not 23lamented.
Forh John came 24neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is 25justified of her children.
¶Theni began he to 26upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in 27Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented 28long ago in 29sackclothj and ashes.
Butk I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art 30exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I say unto you, Thatl it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
¶Atm that time Jesus 31answered and said, I 32thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, becausen thou hast hid these things from 33the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto 34babes.
Even so, Father: for so it seemed 35good in thy sight.
Allo things are delivered unto me of my Father: and nop man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willq36reveal him.
¶Come unto me, all ye that 37labour and are 38heavy laden,r and I will give you rest.
Take my 39yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meeks and lowly in heart: tand ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Foru my yoke is 40easy, and my burden 41is light.