Matthew 11:1-19 LEB

A Question from John the Baptist

1 And it happened that when Jesus had finished giving orders to his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and to preach in their towns.

References for Matthew 11:1

      2 Now [when]a Johnb heard in prison the deeds of Christ, he sent [word]c by his disciples

      References for Matthew 11:2

        • ĩ 11:2 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("heard") which is understood as temporal
        • Ī 11:2 - That is, John the Baptist
        • ī 11:2 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
          3 [and]d said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?"

          References for Matthew 11:3

            • Ĭ 11:3 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("sent" in the previous verse) has been translated as a finite verb
              4 And Jesus answered [and]e said to them, "Go [and]f tell John what you hear and see:

              References for Matthew 11:4

                • ĭ 11:4 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
                • Į 11:4 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("go") has been translated as a finite verb
                  5 the blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have good news announced to [them].g

                  References for Matthew 11:5

                    • į 11:5 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                      6 And whoever is not offended by me is blessed."
                      7 Now [as]h these were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

                      References for Matthew 11:7

                        • İ 11:7 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("were going away")
                          8 But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in the houses of kings.
                          9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet?i Yes, I tell you, and even more than a prophet!

                          References for Matthew 11:9

                            • ı 11:9 - Some manuscripts have "But what did you go out to see? A prophet?"
                              10 It is this man about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
                              11 Truly I say to you, among [those] born of women there has not arisen [one] greater than John the Baptist. But the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
                              12 But from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is treated violently, and the violent claimj it.

                              References for Matthew 11:12

                                  13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John,
                                  14 and if you are willing to accept [it],k he is Elijah, the one who is going to come.

                                  References for Matthew 11:14

                                    • ij 11:14 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                                      15 The one who has ears, let him hear!
                                      16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,
                                      17 saying, 'We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we sang a lament and you did not mourn.'
                                      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 man [who is] a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."l

                                      References for Matthew 11:19

                                        • Ĵ 11:19 - Many Greek manuscripts, including most later ones, read "children"