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Matthew 11 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John's Questions

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:1 - When Jesus had finished [fn]giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and [fn]preach in their cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:2 - Now when John, [fn]while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:3 - and said to Him, “Are You the [fn]Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:4 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:5 - the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE [fn]GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:6 - “And blessed is he [fn]who does not [fn]take offense at Me.”

Jesus' Tribute to John

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:7 - As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:8 - [fn]But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ [fn]palaces!

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:9 - [fn]But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - “This is the one about whom it [fn]is written,
‘BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER [fn]AHEAD OF YOU,
WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:11 - “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is [fn]least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:12 - “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven [fn]suffers violence, and violent men [fn]take it by force.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:13 - “For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:14 - “And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who [fn]was to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:15 - “He who has ears to hear, [fn]let him hear.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:16 - “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:17 - and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not [fn]mourn.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:18 - “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:19 - “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a [fn]drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and [fn]sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

The Unrepenting Cities

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:20 - Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His [fn]miracles were done, because they did not repent.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:21 - “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the [fn]miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in [fn]sackcloth and ashes.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - “Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:23 - “And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the [fn]miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:24 - “Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.”

Come to Me

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that [fn]time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - “Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:27 - “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:28 - “Come to Me, all [fn]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:29 - “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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:30 - “For My yoke is [fn]easy and My burden is light.”
NASB Footnotes
Or, commanding
Or, proclaim
Literally: in prison
Literally: Coming One
Or, good news
Literally: whoever
Or, stumble over Me
Or, Well then,
Literally: houses
Or, Well then,
Literally: has been written
Literally: before your face
Or, less
Or, is forcibly entered
Or, seize it for themselves
Or, is going to come
Or, hear! Or listen!
Literally: beat the breast
Or, wine-drinker
I.e. irreligious Jews
Or, works of power
Or, works of power
I.e. symbols of mourning
Or, works of power
Or, occasion
Or, who work to exhaustion
Or, comfortable, or pleasant
NASB

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