Matthew 11
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John’s Inquiry
(Luke 7:18–23)

1When Jesus had made an end of giving his twelve disciples their instructions, he departed thence to go and preach to the Jews in their cities:

2in the mean time John having heard in his confinement of the actions of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to ask him, 3art thou he that was to come, or must we expect another? 4Jesus answered them, go and relate to John, what you hear and what you see: 5the blind recover their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6and happy is he who does not stumble at my appearance.

Jesus Testifies about John
(Luke 7:24–35)

7As they departed, Jesus said to the people, speaking of John, what did ye go to see in the desert? a reed shaken with the wind? 8what did ye go to see? a man dress'd in rich apparel? why, they that are so array'd belong to the court: 9or did you go to see a prophet? yes, and be assured, one superiour to a prophet.

10for it is he that is meant in that passage, "behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee."

11I declare unto you, among the whole race of prophets, there never appear'd a greater than John the Baptist: (notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the 12Messiah is greater than he.) for ever since the appearance of John the Baptist the gospel kingdom is as it were invaded, and people of the most violent passions enter into it with zeal. 13for all the prophets and the law were your guides, till the coming of John. 14and if ye will believe me, he is the Elias that was to come. 15he that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

16but to what shall I compare this generation? they are like children sitting in the markets, and calling out to their fellows, 17"if we play a merry tune, you are not for dancing; if we act a mournful part, you are not in the humour." 18so John came with fasting and abstinence, and they say, he is mad. 19the son of man does not abstain from eating and drinking, and they cry there's a glutton, and a sot, a friend of publicans and sinners: "but wisdom is justified by her children."

Woe to the Unrepentant
(Luke 10:13–16)

20Then he began to upbraid the towns where most of his miracles were wrought, for their not being converts.

21wo unto thee, Chorazin, wo unto thee, Bethsaida: for if the miracles which were done among you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22I declare unto you, Tyre and Sidon shall be treated with less severity at the day of judgment than you. 23and thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be brought to destruction: for if the miracles which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have subsisted even to this day. 24I tell you likewise, that in the day of judgment, Sodom shall be treated with less severity than you.

Rest for the Weary
(Luke 10:21–24)

25At the same time Jesus, continuing his discourses, said, "I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having revealed unto babes what thou hast hid from the wise and prudent. 26even so it is, father, for such has been thy will. 27my father has instructed me in every thing: and no one knoweth the son, except the father: nor does any one know the father, except the son, and he to whom the son is pleased to reveal him."

28Believe in me, all ye that labour under oppression, and I will give you relief. 29take my yoke upon you, and learn to be meek like me, and of an humble temper: and ye shall enjoy tranquillity of mind. 30for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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