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

1And it was when Jesus finished ordering his twelve disciples, he went away from thence to teach and proclaim in all their cities.

2And John having heard in prison the works of Christ, having sent two of his disciples, 3He said to him, Art thou he coming, or should we look for another? 4And Jesus having answered said to them, Having gone, announce to John what ye hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the leprous are cleansed, and the deaf bear, the dead are roused, and the poor have good news announced. 6And happy is he who shall not give cause of offence in me.

Jesus Testifies about John
(Malachi 3:1–5; Luke 7:24–35)

7And these going forth, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What went ye forth into the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8But what went ye out to see? A man clad in soft garments? but they having soft things are in king's houses. 9But what went ye out to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more eminent than a prophet.

10For this is he for whom it was Written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11Verily I say to you, in the begotten of women has there not risen a greater than John the Immerser; but the less in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Immerser till now the kingdom of the heavens is achieved by force, and they committing violence seize it eagerly. 13For all the prophets, And the law prophesied till John. 14And if ye will receive, this is Elias he about to come. 15He having ears to hear, let him hear.

16To what shall I liken this generation I it is like little boys sitting in market-places, and calling to their companions, 17And saying, We played the flute to you, and ye moved not; we lamented to you and ye lamented not. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has an evil spirit. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man a glutton, and wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinful; and wisdom has been justified from her children.

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

20Then began he to blame the cities in which were his greatest powers, because they repented not.

21Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! for if in Tyre and Sidon had been the powers being in you, long since had they repented in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say to you, To Tyre and Sidon shall it be more supportable in the day of judgment, than to you. 23And thou, Capernaum, lifted up even to heaven, thou shalt he brought down to hades: for if in the people of Sodom had been the powers being in thee, they had remained till this day. 24But I say to you, That to the land of Sodom it shall be more supportable in the day of judgment, than to you.

Rest for the Weary
(Luke 10:21–24)

25In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children. 26Yes, Father: for so was it benevolence before thee. 27All things were delivered to me by my Father; and none knows the Son, except the Father; nor knows any one the Father, except the Son, and to whom the Son will reveal.

28Come to me, all ye wearied and loaded, and I will cause you to rest. 29Lift up my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls. 30For my yoke is useful, and my load is light.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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