Matthew 11

1 And it happened when Jesus had completed commanding his twelve disciples, he proceeded from there to teach and to preach in their cities.



{Mt 11: 2-30 & Lk 7: 18-35 Galilee. }

2 Now when* John heard the works of the Christ while in prison, he sent two of his disciples 3 and said to him, Are you the one who is coming, or should we expect a different one?

4 And Jesus answered and said to them, When* you* travel back, report to John what you* hear and see: 5 the blind recover their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have the good, news proclaimed to them. 6 And whoever is not offended at me is fortunate.

7 Now while* these disciples are traveling on, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What did you* come out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you* go out to see? A man who has been dressed, up in soft garments? Behold, those who are wearing soft garments are in royal houses. 9 But why did you* go out? To see a prophet? I say to you*, Yes, and one who is more, than a prophet. 10 For* this is he, concerning whom it has been written, ' Behold, I send my messenger before your, your* face, who will be preparing your, your* way before you.' {Mal. 3: 1} 11 Assuredly I am saying to you*, A greater man has not arisen among those born from women than John the Immerser*. But he who is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12 But from the days of John the Immerser* until now the kingdom of the heavens suffers, violently and the violent ones seize it. 13 For* all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you* are willing to accept it, this is Elijah, who is the one about to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

16 But to what shall be similar to this generation? It is similar to children sitting in the marketplaces and shouting to their comrades 17 and saying, We piped to you* and you* did not dance. We mourned for you* and yet you* did not grieve for yourselves. 18 For* John came neither eating nor drinking and they say, He has a demon. 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they say, Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom was made righteous from her children.

20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his miracles had happened, because they did not repent. 21 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles had happened in Tyre and Sidon which have happened in you*, they would have repented long, ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 However I say to you*, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you*. 23 And you, Capernaum, who has been exalted to heaven, you will be stepping down to Hades, because if the miracles had happened in Sodom which have happened in you, it would have remained till today. 24 However I say to you*, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

25 Jesus answered and said at that time, I profess you, O Father, Lord of heaven and the earth, that you hid these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants. 26 Yes, Father, because thus it became a delight before you. 27 All things have been given to me by my Father and no one fully knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father fully, except the Son and he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him. 28 Come, here to me, all you* who labor and have been loaded down, and I will be giving, rest to you*. 29 Take my yoke upon you* and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart and you* will be finding rest for your, your* souls. 30 For* my yoke is easy and my load is light.



{Mk 2: 23-28 & Mt 12: 1-8 & Lk 6: 1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee. }



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