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Matthew 11:1-19 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and 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 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 2 When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples
3 and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 3 to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
4 And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: 4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached 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 blessed is the one who is not offended by me." 6 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
7 As they went 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? 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 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing 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 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell 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 is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare 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 those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one 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 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent 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 prophesied until John, 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 15 He who has ears, let him hear.
16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, 16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.' 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 has 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, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds." 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."