Matthew 11:1-9 NIV

Jesus and John the Baptist

11:2-19pp -- Lk 7:18-35

1 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples,1 he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.a

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    • a 11:1 - Greek "in their towns"
      2 When John2 heard in prison3 what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples

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      3 to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come,4 or should we expect someone else?"

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      4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
      5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosyb are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.5

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        • b 11:5 - The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
          6 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."6

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          7 As John's7 disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert8 to see? A reed swayed by the wind?

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          8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces.
          9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet?9 Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

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