King James VersionMatthew11


1 And 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. 2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his dis­ci­ples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for an­oth­er? 4 Je­sus an­swered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 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. 6 And blessed is he, whoso­ev­er shall not be of­fend­ed in me. 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 wind? 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. 9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 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 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. 12 And from the days of John the Bap­tist un­til now the king­dom of heav­en suf­fer­eth vi­o­lence, and the vi­o­lent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law proph­e­sied un­til John. 14 And if ye will re­ceive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But where­un­to shall I liken this gen­er­a­tion? It is like unto chil­dren sit­ting in the mar­kets, and call­ing unto their fel­lows, 17 And say­ing, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lament­ed. 18 For John came nei­ther eat­ing nor drink­ing, and they say, He hath a dev­il. 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. 20 Then be­gan he to up­braid the cities where­in most of his mighty works were done, be­cause they re­pent­ed not: 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. 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tol­er­a­ble for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judg­ment, than for you. 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 day. 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. 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. 26 Even so, Fa­ther: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 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. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my bur­den is light.