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Matthew 11 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, when Jesus ended directing his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 1 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
2 And John having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples, 2 When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples
3 said to him, `Art thou He who is coming, or for another do we look?' 3 to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
4 And Jesus answering said to them, `Having gone, declare to John the things that ye hear and see, 4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
5 blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead are raised, and poor have good news proclaimed, 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
6 and happy is he who may not be stumbled in me.' 6 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
7 And as they are going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, `What went ye out to the wilderness to view? -- a reed shaken by the wind? 7 As John's disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
8 `But what went ye out to see? -- a man clothed in soft garments? lo, those wearing the soft things are in the kings' houses. 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 `But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet, 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
10 for this is he of whom it hath been written, Lo, I do send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. 10 This is the one about whom it is written: " 'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
11 Verily I say to you, there hath not risen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist, but he who is least in the reign of the heavens is greater than he. 11 I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 `And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force, 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.
13 for all the prophets and the law till John did prophesy, 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 and if ye are willing to receive [it], he is Elijah who was about to come; 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
15 he who is having ears to hear -- let him hear. 15 He who has ears, let him hear.
16 `And to what shall I liken this generation? it is like little children in market-places, sitting and calling to their comrades, 16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast. 17 " 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
18 `For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon; 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, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners, and wisdom was justified of her children.' 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
20 Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform. 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
21 `Wo to thee, Chorazin! wo to thee, Bethsaida! because, if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago in sackcloth and ashes they had reformed; 21 "Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 but I say to you, to Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than for you. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
23 `And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades shalt be brought down, because if in Sodom had been done the mighty works that were done in thee, it had remained unto this day; 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
24 but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.' 24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
25 At that time Jesus answering said, `I do confess to Thee, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and understanding ones, and didst reveal them to babes. 25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
26 Yes, Father, because so it was good pleasure before Thee. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
27 `All things were delivered to me by my Father, and none doth know the Son, except the Father, nor doth any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal [Him]. 27 "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 `Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest, 28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls, 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 for my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.' 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."