1 And it came to pass that, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, He departed thence to teach and preach in their cities. 2 And John, having heard, in the prison, of the works of the Christ, sending by his disciples, 3 said to Him, "Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to look for another?"
4 And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Having gone, report to John what ye are hearing and seeing: 5 the blind receive sight, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have the Gospel proclaimed to them. 6 And happy is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in Me."
7 And, as these were going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what went ye out to see? a man in soft raiment; Behold, those wearing soft raiment are in kings' houses. 9 But why did ye go out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee.'
11 "Verily I say to you, there has not arisen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Immerser; yet he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the time of John the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by storm, and violent men seize upon it; 13 for all the prophets and the law prophesied until John; 14 and, if ye are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is about to come. 15 He that has ears let him hear.
16 "But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who, calling to the others,
17 say, 'We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not lament.'
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a man gluttonous and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners.' And wisdom was justified by her works."
20 Then He began to upbraid the cities in which were done most of His mighty works, because they did not repent. 21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! because, if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes; 22 nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 "And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to Heaven? You shall go down to Hades; because, if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 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!"
25 At that season Jesus, answering, said, "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, because Thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and didst reveal them to babes. 26 Yea, Father, because so it was well-pleasing before Thee! 27 "All things were delivered to Me by My Father; and no one fully knows the Son except the Father; neither does any one fully know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son willeth to reveal Him.
28 "Come to me, all ye who are laboring and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; because I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls; 30 for My yoke is easy, and My burden light."