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Matthew 11:1-30 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Jesus finished teaching 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 things Jesus was doing, he sent word by his disciples to Jesus, asking, 2 When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples
3 "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?" 3 to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
4 Jesus responded, "Go, report to John what you hear and see. 4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
5 Those who were blind are able to see. Those who were crippled are walking. People with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead are raised up. The poor have good news proclaimed 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 Happy are those who don't stumble and fall because of me." 6 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
7 When John's disciples had gone, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John: “What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A stalk blowing 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 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in refined clothes? Look, those who wear refined clothes are in royal palaces. 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 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 He is the one of whom it is written: Look, I'm sending my messenger before you, 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 “I assure you that no one who has ever been born is greater than John the Baptist. Yet whoever 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 is violently attacked as violent people seize 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 All the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John came. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 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 Let the person who has ears, hear. 15 He who has ears, let him hear.
16 "To what will I compare this generation? It is like a child sitting in the marketplaces calling out to others, 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 didn't dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn't 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 Yet the Human One came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is proved 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 began to scold the cities where he had done his greatest miracles because they didn't change their hearts and lives. 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
21 "How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible it will be for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done among you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have changed their hearts and lives and put on funeral clothes and ashes a long time ago. 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 that Tyre and Sidon will be better off on Judgment Day than 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, will you be honored by being raised up to heaven? No, you will be thrown down to the place of the dead. After all, if the miracles that were done among you had been done in Sodom, it would still be here today. 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 on the Judgment Day than it will be 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 said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you've hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have shown them to babies. 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 Indeed, Father, this brings you happiness. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
27 “My Father has handed all things over to me. No one knows the Son except the Father. And nobody knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants 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 to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I'm gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. 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 My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light." 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."