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Matthew 11 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came about that when Jesus had come to the end of giving these orders to his twelve disciples, he went away from there, teaching and preaching in their towns. 1 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
2 Now when John had news in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples 2 When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples
3 To say to him, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another? 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, Go and give news to John of the things which you are seeing and hearing: 4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
5 The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them. 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 a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me. 6 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
7 And when they were going away, Jesus, talking of John, said to all the people, What went you out into the waste land to see? a tall stem moving in 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 you out to see? a man delicately clothed? Those who have fair robes are in 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 why did you go 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 This is he of whom it has been said, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way before you. 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 Truly I say to you, Among the sons of women there has not been a greater than John the Baptist: but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven 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 kingdom of heaven is forcing its way in, and men of force take it. 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 were in force till John. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 And if you are able to see it, this is Elijah who was to come. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
15 He who has ears, let him give ear. 15 He who has ears, let him hear.
16 But what comparison may I make of this generation? It is like children seated in the market-places, crying out to one another, 16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 We made music for you and you did not take part in the dance; we gave cries of sorrow and you made no signs of grief. 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, taking no food or drink, and they say, He has an evil spirit. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
19 The Son of man has come feasting, and they say, See, a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners! And wisdom is judged to be right by her works. 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 he went on to say hard things to the towns where most of his works of power were done, because they had not been turned from their sins. 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
21 Unhappy are you, Chorazin! Unhappy are you, Beth-saida! For if the works of power which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have been turned from their sins in days gone by, clothing themselves in haircloth and putting dust on their heads. 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, It will be better for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judging, 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 you, Capernaum, were you not to be lifted up to heaven? you will go down into hell: for if the works of power which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been here to 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 that it will be better for the land of Sodom in the day of judging, than for you. 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 made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children. 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, for so it was pleasing in your eyes. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
27 All things have been given to me by my Father; and no one has knowledge of the Son, but the Father; and no one has knowledge of the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear. 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 to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, 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 my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for 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 good, and the weight I take up is not hard. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."