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Matthew 11:1-19 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

11 And it was done, when Jesus had ended, he commanded to his twelve disciples, and passed from thence [And it was done, when Jesus had ended, he, commanding to his twelve disciples, passed from thence] to teach and preach in the cities of them.

But when John in bonds had heard the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

and said to him, Art thou he that shall come, or we abide another [or abide we another]?

And Jesus answered, and said to them, Go ye, and tell again to John those things that ye have heard and seen. [And Jesus answering, said to them, Ye going tell again to John those things which ye have heard and seen.]

Blind men see, crooked men go [crooked men wander], mesels be made clean, deaf men hear, dead men rise again, poor men be taken to preaching of the gospel [poor men be preached the gospel].

And he is blessed, that shall not be caused to stumble in me. [And he is blessed, that shall not be offended in me.]

And when they were gone away, Jesus began to say of John to the people [Jesus began to say of John to the companies], What thing went ye out into desert to see? a reed waved with the wind?

Or what thing went ye out to see? a man clothed with soft clothes [But what thing went ye out to see? whether a man clothed with soft clothings]? Lo! they that be clothed with soft clothes be in the houses of kings.

But what thing went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Lo! I send mine angel before thy face, that shall make ready thy way before thee [which shall make ready thy way before thee].

11 Truly I say to you, there rose none more than John Baptist among the children of women; but he that is less in the kingdom of heavens, is more than he. [Truly I say to you, none rose greater than John Baptist among the sons of women; forsooth he that is the least in the kingdom of heavens, is more than he.]

12 And from the days of John Baptist till now the kingdom of heavens suffereth violence, and violent men snatch it.

13 For all [the] prophets and the law till John prophesied;

14 and if ye will receive, he is Elias that is to come.

15 He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.

16 But to whom shall I guess this generation like? It is like to children sitting in the market, that cry to their peers [which, crying to their peers],

17 and say [say], We have sung to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.

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, Lo! a man a glutton, and a drinker of wine, and a friend of publicans and of sinful men [and friend of publicans and sinful men]. And wisdom is justified of her sons.

Matthew 11:1-19 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

John the Baptist sends his disciples to Christ, who gives them their answer. He rebukes the unthankful cities, and lovingly exhorts people to take his yoke upon them.

11 And when Jesus had made an end of instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and to preach in their towns.

When John, being in prison, heard about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and asked him, Are you he that was to come, or should we look for another? Jesus answered and said to them, Go and tell John what you have heard and seen: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise up again, and the glad tidings are preached to the poor. And blessed is the person who is not offended by me.

And as they departed, Jesus began to speak to the people about John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? Did you go to see a reed shaken with the wind? Or what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.

11 Truly I say to you, among the children of women none greater than John the Baptist has arisen. Notwithstanding, he who is less in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he.

12 From the time of John the Baptist to now, the kingdom of heaven is sorely pressed, and those who go to it with effort seize it for themselves. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied with a view to the time of John. 14 And also, if you will receive it, this is Elijah who was to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

16 But to what can I liken this generation? It is like children who sit in the market and call to their fellows, 17 and say, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not sorrowed. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say he has the devil. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Here is a glutton and drinker of wine, and a friend of publicans and sinners! Nevertheless, wisdom is justified by her children.

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Matthew 11:1-19 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

11 2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 Christ’s testimony of John. 13 The Law and the Prophets. 15 Christ and John. 21 Chorazin, Bethsaida. 25 The Gospel revealed to children. 28 They that are weary and laden.

And [a]it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of [b]commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in [c]their cities.

And when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him,

Art thou he that should come, or shall we look for another?

And Jesus answering, said unto them, Go, and show John, what things ye hear and see.

The blind receive sight, and the halt do walk: the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor receive the Gospel.

And blessed is he that shall not be offended in me.

[d]And as they departed, Jesus began to speak unto the multitude of John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken with the wind?

But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that wear soft clothing, are in kings’ houses.

But what went ye out 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 which are begotten of women, arose there not a greater than John Baptist, notwithstanding, he that is the least in the [e]kingdom of heaven, is greater than he.

12 And from the time of John Baptist hitherto, the kingdom of God suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

13 For all the Prophets and the Law [f]prophesied unto John.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is that Elijah, which was to come.

15 He that hath ears to hear let him hear.

16 [g]But whereunto shall I liken this generation? [h]It is like unto little children which sit in the markets, and call unto their fellows,

17 And say, 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 men came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton and a drinker of wine, a friend unto Publicans and sinners: [i]but [j]wisdom is justified of her children.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:1 Christ showeth by his works, that he is the promised Messiah.
  2. Matthew 11:1 Of instructing them with precepts.
  3. Matthew 11:1 The disciples’ cities, that is to say, in Galilee, where many of them were born, Acts 2:7.
  4. Matthew 11:7 What agreement, and what difference is betwixt the ministry of the Prophets, the preaching of John, and the full light of the Gospel, which Christ hath brought.
  5. Matthew 11:11 In the new state of the Church where the true glory of God shineth: the persons are not compared together, but the kinds of doctrines, the preaching of John with the law and the Prophets, and again, the most clear preaching of the Gospel with John’s.
  6. Matthew 11:13 They prophesied of things to come, which are now present and clearly and plainly seen.
  7. Matthew 11:16 There are none more stout and stubborn enemies of the Gospel, than they to whom it ought to be most acceptable.
  8. Matthew 11:16 He blameth the frowardness of this age, by a proverb, in that they could be moved neither with rough, nor gentle dealing.
  9. Matthew 11:19 That which the most part refuse, the elect and chosen embrace.
  10. Matthew 11:19 Wise men do acknowledge the wisdom of the Gospel, when they receive it.
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Matthew 11:1-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 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. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

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? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 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.

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