Thematic Bible

Matthew 11:1 (show verse)

And it happened that when Jesus had finished giving orders to his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and to preach in their towns.

Matthew 11:2 (show verse)

Now [when] John heard in prison the deeds of Christ, he sent [word] by his disciples

Matthew 11:3 (show verse)

[and] said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?"

Matthew 11:4 (show verse)

And Jesus answered [and] said to them, "Go [and] tell John what you hear and see:

Matthew 11:5 (show verse)

the blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have good news announced to [them].

Matthew 11:6 (show verse)

And whoever is not offended by me is blessed."

Matthew 11:7 (show verse)

Now [as] these were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Matthew 11:8 (show verse)

But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in the houses of kings.

Matthew 11:9 (show verse)

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and even more than a prophet!

Matthew 11:10 (show verse)

It is this man about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'

Matthew 11:11 (show verse)

Truly I say to you, among [those] born of women there has not arisen [one] greater than John the Baptist. But the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 11:12 (show verse)

But from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is treated violently, and the violent claim it.

Matthew 11:13 (show verse)

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John,

Matthew 11:14 (show verse)

and if you are willing to accept [it], he is Elijah, the one who is going to come.

Matthew 11:15 (show verse)

The one who has ears, let him hear!

Matthew 11:16 (show verse)

"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,

Matthew 11:17 (show verse)

saying, 'We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we sang a lament and you did not mourn.'

Matthew 11:18 (show verse)

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Matthew 11:19 (show verse)

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a man [who is] a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."

Matthew 11:20 (show verse)

Then he began to reproach the towns in which the majority of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent:

Matthew 11:21 (show verse)

"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Matthew 11:22 (show verse)

Nevertheless I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and for Sidon on the day of judgment than for you!

Matthew 11:23 (show verse)

And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today.

Matthew 11:24 (show verse)

Nevertheless I tell you that it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you!"

Matthew 11:25 (show verse)

At that time Jesus answered [and] said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to young children.

Matthew 11:26 (show verse)

Yes, Father, for [to do] so {was your gracious will}.

Matthew 11:27 (show verse)

All [things] have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and {anyone to whom} the Son wants to reveal [him].

Matthew 11:28 (show verse)

Come to me, all [of you] who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:29 (show verse)

Take my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:30 (show verse)

For my yoke [is] easy to carry and my burden is light."