The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 11:1-30
Matthew 11:1 When Jesus finished giving these commands to his twelve disciples, he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.
Matthew 11:2 When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him
Matthew 11:3 with this question, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?"
Matthew 11:4 Jesus said to them in reply, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:
Matthew 11:5 the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
Matthew 11:6 And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me."
Matthew 11:7 As they were going off, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
Matthew 11:8 Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine clothing? Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.
Matthew 11:9 Then why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
Matthew 11:10 This is the one about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.'
Matthew 11:11 Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.
Matthew 11:13 All the prophets and the law prophesied up to the time of John.
Matthew 11:14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, the one who is to come.
Matthew 11:15 Whoever has ears ought to hear.
Matthew 11:16 "To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another,
Matthew 11:17 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.'
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He is possessed by a demon.'
Matthew 11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by her works."
Matthew 11:20 Then he began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.
Matthew 11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
Matthew 11:23 And as for you, Capernaum: 'Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.' For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
Matthew 11:24 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said in reply, "I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.
Matthew 11:26 Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
Matthew 11:27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."