Matthew 11:4

4 Jesus replied, "Go back to John. Report to him what you hear and see.

Matthew 11:4 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 11:4

Jesus answered and said unto them
Not by an express declaration, that he was the Messiah that was to come, and they were not to look for any other; but he bids them

go, and show John again, those things which ye do hear and see.
Christ would have them go back to John in prison, and relate to him the doctrines which they had heard preached by him to the poor; and the miracles which they had seen with their own eyes, then wrought by him; as well as many others, which were attested to them by credible witnesses; for there were at that time about Christ, that had infirmities, plagues, and evil spirits, and that were blind, and he instantly cured them in their presence; see ( Luke 7:21 ) .

Matthew 11:4 In-Context

2 John was in prison. When he heard what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to him.
3 They asked Jesus, "Are you the one who was supposed to come? Or should we look for someone else?"
4 Jesus replied, "Go back to John. Report to him what you hear and see.
5 Blind people receive sight. Disabled people walk. Those who have skin diseases are healed. Deaf people hear. Those who are dead are raised to life. And the good news is preached to those who are poor.
6 Blessed are those who do not give up their faith because of me."
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