11:1 And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.
11:1 Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.

11:2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples
11:2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples

11:3 and said to him, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"
11:3 and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?"

11:4 And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:
11:4 Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:

11:5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them.

11:6 And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."
11:6 And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."

11:7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?
11:7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?

11:8 Why then did you go out? To see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment are in kings' houses.
11:8 What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces.

11:9 Why then did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
11:9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

11:10 This is he of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.'
11:10 This is the one about whom it is written, 'See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'

11:11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
11:11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.
11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.

11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John;
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came;

11:14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Eli'jah who is to come.
11:14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.

11:15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
11:15 Let anyone with ears listen!

11:16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places and calling to their playmates,
11:16 "But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,

11:17 `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.'
11:17 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.'

11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon';
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon';

11:19 the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."
11:19 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."

11:20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
11:20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent.

11:21 "Woe to you, Chora'zin! woe to you, Beth-sa'ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
11:22 But I tell you, on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

11:23 And you, Caper'na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
11:23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

11:24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."
11:24 But I tell you that on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you."

11:25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;

11:26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
11:26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

11:27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
11:27 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 chooses to reveal him.

11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:28 "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
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.

11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."