1 And it came to pass, when :Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their :cities.
2 Now when :John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples, 3 and said to him, Art thou the coming one, or look we for another? 4 And :Jesus answered and said to them, Go and report to John what things ye hear and see: 5 the blind look up, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised and the poor are †given the gospel. 6 And blessed is he, whoso shall not stumble in me. 7 And as these went away :Jesus began to say to the crowds 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 clothed in soft raiment? Lo, they who wear soft raiment are in the houses of :kings. 9 But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, even beyond a prophet. 10 This is he, of whom it is written, Lo, I send my :messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy :way before thee.
11 Amen I say unto you, Among them born of women no greater hath arisen than John the Baptist: yet the lesser in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of the heavens suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye are willing to receive him, HE is the Elijah about to come. 15 Who hath ears, let him hear. 16 But whereunto shall I liken this :generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, who calling unto their fellows 17 say, We piped to you, and ye did not dance; We wailed, and ye did not †mourn.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon. 19 The Son of :man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo, gluttonous man, and winebibber, friend of publicans and sinners! And :wisdom was justified by her :works. 20 Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his powers were done, because they repented not. 21 Woe to thee, Chorazein! woe to thee Bēthsaida! for if the powers :done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidōn, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 Howbeit I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on judgment day than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, shalt be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt go down unto Hades: because if the powers :done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until :today. 24 Howbeit I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom land on judgment day, than for thee.
25 At that :season :Jesus answered and said, I †thank thee, Father, Lord of :heaven and :earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: 26 yea, :Father, †for thus it was well pleasing in thy sight. 27 All things have been delivered to me by my :Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my :yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in :heart: and ye shall find rest to your :souls. 30 For my :yoke is easy, and my :burden light.