11:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2 But John, having heard in prison of the works of Christ, sent by his disciples,
3 and said to him: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?
4 And answering. Jesus said to them: Go and tell John what things you hear and see;
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 preached to them;
6 and blessed is he whoever shall not be offended at me.
7 But as these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken by the wind?
8 But what went you out to see? a man clothed ill soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.
9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
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 Verily I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen a greater than John the Baptist; but the least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
12 But from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by force, and men of force seize upon it eagerly.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John;
14 and if you will receive it, he is Elijah that was to come.
15 He that has ears, let him hear.
16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sit ting in the markets, who call to the others,
17 and say: We piped to you, and you did not dance: we wailed, and you did not lament.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon.
19 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a man, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. And yet Wisdom is justified by her works.
20 Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not.
21 Alas for thee, Chorazin; Alas for thee, Bethsaida; for if the mighty works which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 Further more I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
24 Furthermore I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee. Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, that thou hart hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes:
26 yes, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son but the Father: neither knows any one the Father but the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavily burdened, 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 you shall find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is good, and my burden is light.