Matthew 11 ©
John sendeth his disciples to Christ. Christ's testimony concerning John. The perverse judgments of the people concerning both John and Christ. Christ upbraideth the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, with their long unfruitfulness and impenitency. He thanketh the Father for revealing his gospel to the simple only; and inviteth the weary to partake of his rest.
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft *raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
*Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a kgreater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is lgreater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven 1suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
qThe Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of *publicans and sinners. rBut wisdom is justified of her children.
And thou, Capernaum, ywhich art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in zSodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I say unto you, aThat it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
¶bAt that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things cfrom the wise and prudent, and hast drevealed them unto babes.
fAll things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; gneither knoweth any man the Father, *save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.