11 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished giving instructions to his twelve disciples he passed on from thence, to be teaching and proclaiming in their cities.
2 Now John hearing in the prison the works of the Christ sending through his disciples
3 said unto him, Art thou the coming one? Or a different one are we to expect?
4 And answering Jesus said unto them—Go report unto John what ye do hear and see:—
5 The blind recover sight And the lame walk, Lepers are cleansed, And the deaf hear,—And the dead are raised, And the destitute are told the joyful tidings;
6 And happy is he whosoever shall not find cause of stumbling in me.
7 But as these were going their way Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John,—What went ye forth into the wilderness to gaze at? A reed by a wind shaken?
8 But what went ye forth to see? A man in soft clothing arrayed? Lo! they who soft clothing do wear are in the houses of kings.
9 But why went ye forth? A prophet to see? Yea I say unto you, And much more than a prophet.
10 This is he concerning whom it is written,—Lo! I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall make ready thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you—There hath not arisen among such as are born of women a greater than John the Immerser,—Yet he that is less in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
12 But from the days of John the Immerser until even now The kingdom of the heavens is being invaded, And invaders are seizing upon it.
13 For all the prophets and the law until John did prophesy;
14 And if ye are willing to accept it He is Elijah—the one destined to come.
15 He that hath ears let him hear!
16 But unto what shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the market-places, Who calling unto the others
17 say, We played the flute to you, And ye danced not,—We sang a lament, And ye beat not the breast.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, And they say—A demon he hath!
19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking And they say, Lo! a gluttonous man and a wine-drinker! A friend of tax-collectors and sinners! And yet wisdom hath been justified by her works.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities in which had been done his noblest mighty works; because they repented not:—
21 Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because if in Tyre and Zidon had been done the works of power which were done in you Of old in sackcloth and ashes had they repented.
22 Moreover I say unto you, For Tyre and Zidon more tolerable will it be in the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou Capernaum! Unto heaven shalt thou be uplifted? Unto hades thou shall be brought down; Because if in Sodom had been done the works of power which were done in thee It would in that case have remained until this day.
24 Moreover I say unto you—For the land of Sodom more tolerable will it be in a day of judgment, than for thee.
25 In that season answered Jesus and said—I openly give praise unto thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,—In that thou hast hid these things from the wise and discerning, And hast revealed them unto babes;
26 Yea O Father! that so it hath become a delight before thee.
27 All things unto me have been delivered up by my Father; And no one fully knoweth the Son save the Father, Neither doth any one fully know the Father save the Son, And he to whomsoever the Son may be minded to reveal him.
28 Come unto me! all ye that toil and are burdened, And I will give you rest:
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me,—Because meek am I and lowly in heart, And ye shall find rest unto your souls;
30 For my yoke is easy, And my burden light.