Matthew 11:12-22 NAS

12 "1From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven asuffers violence, and violent men btake it by force.

References for Matthew 11:12

    • Ř 11:12 - Or "is forcibly entered"
    • ř 11:12 - Or "seize it for themselves"
      13 "For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
      14 "And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is 2Elijah who cwas to come.

      References for Matthew 11:14

      15 "3He who has ears to hear, dlet him hear.

      References for Matthew 11:15

        • ś 11:15 - Or "hear!" Or "listen!"
          16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,
          17 and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not emourn.'

          References for Matthew 11:17

            • Ŝ 11:17 - Lit "beat the breast"
              18 "For John came neither 4eating nor 5drinking, and they say, '6He has a demon!'

              References for Matthew 11:18

              19 "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a fdrunkard, 7a friend of tax collectors and gsinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."

              References for Matthew 11:19

                • ŝ 11:19 - Or "wine-drinker"
                • Ş 11:19 - I.e. irreligious Jews

                  The Unrepenting Cities

                  20 Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His h8miracles were done, because they did not repent.

                  References for Matthew 11:20

                    • ş 11:20 - Or "works of power"
                      21 "9Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, 10Bethsaida! For if the imiracles had occurred in 11Tyre and 12Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in j13sackcloth and ashes.

                      References for Matthew 11:21

                      22 "Nevertheless I say to you, 14it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in 15the day of judgment than for you.

                      References for Matthew 11:22