it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of
commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence
to teach and to preach in their cities.
11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works
of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should
come, or do we look for another?
11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew
John again those things which ye do hear and see:
11:5 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.
11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be
offended in me.
11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto
the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out
into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the
11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed
in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft
clothing are in kings' houses.
11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet?
yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold,
I send my messenger before thy face, which shall
prepare thy way before thee.
11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are
born of women there hath not risen a greater than
John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least
in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until
now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and
the violent take it by force.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied
11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias,
which was for to come.
11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation?
It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and
calling unto their fellows,
11:17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye
have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye
have not lamented.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and
they say, He hath a devil.
11:19 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
justified of her children.
11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein
most of his mighty works were done, because they
11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee,
Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done
in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would
have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable
for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for
11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which 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 Sodom, it would have remained until this
11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of
judgment, than for thee.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank
thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because
thou hast hid these things from the wise and
prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy
11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father:
and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither
knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to
whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I
am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest
unto your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 11