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Matthew 11 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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John's Questions

(Luk 7:18–35 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:1 - And it came to pass, when Jesus ended directing his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:2 - And John having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:3 - said to him, 'Art thou He who is coming, or for another do we look?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:4 - And Jesus answering said to them, 'Having gone, declare to John the things that ye hear and see,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:5 - blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead are raised, and poor have good news proclaimed,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:6 - and happy is he who may not be stumbled in me.'

Jesus' Tribute to John

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:7 - And as they are going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, 'What went ye out to the wilderness to view? -- a reed shaken by the wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:8 - 'But what went ye out to see? -- a man clothed in soft garments? lo, those wearing the soft things are in the kings' houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:9 - 'But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - for this is he of whom it hath been written, Lo, I do send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:11 - Verily I say to you, there hath not risen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist, but he who is least in the reign of the heavens is greater than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:12 - 'And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:13 - for all the prophets and the law till John did prophesy,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:14 - and if ye are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who was about to come;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:15 - he who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:16 - 'And to what shall I liken this generation? it is like little children in market-places, sitting and calling to their comrades,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:17 - and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:18 - 'For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:19 - the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners, and wisdom was justified of her children.'

The Unrepenting Cities

(Gen 19:12–14; Luk 10:13–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:20 - Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:21 - 'Wo to thee, Chorazin! wo to thee, Bethsaida! because, if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago in sackcloth and ashes they had reformed;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - but I say to you, to Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:23 - 'And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades shalt be brought down, because if in Sodom had been done the mighty works that were done in thee, it had remained unto this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:24 - but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.'

Come to Me

(Luk 10:21, 22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that time Jesus answering said, 'I do confess to Thee, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and understanding ones, and didst reveal them to babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - Yes, Father, because so it was good pleasure before Thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:27 - 'All things were delivered to me by my Father, and none doth know the Son, except the Father, nor doth any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:28 - 'Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:29 - take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:30 - for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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