11 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 aNow when John had heard bin the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou che 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 dThe blind receive their sight, and dthe lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and dthe deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and ethe poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not fbe offended in me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out ffinto the wilderness to see? gA 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? hA prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, iBehold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are kborn 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 lAnd from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven * suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 lFor all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is mElias, which was for to come. 15 nHe that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 oBut whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their oofellows, 17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have pmourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18 For John came neither qeating nor rdrinking, 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, sa friend of sspublicans and sinners. But wisdom tis justified uof vher children.
20 wThen 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, xBethsaida! yfor if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in zTyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in asackcloth and bashes. 22 cBut I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for zTyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, dwhich art exalted unto heaven, eshalt be brought down to hell: yfor if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 cBut I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 fAt that time Jesus ganswered and said, I thank thee, hO Father, Lord of heaven and earth, ibecause thou hast hid these things kfrom the wise and prudent, and hast mrevealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, hFather: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 nAll things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, osave the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto pme, all ye that labour and are qheavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 rTake my yoke upon you, and slearn of me; for I am tmeek and lowly in heart: and uye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For xmy yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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