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1. It happened, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples that He then left to teach and to preach in their cities.
2. John heard in prison about the works that Jesus did and, sending the message through his disciples,
3. he asked Him:
“Are you the One who is coming, or do we need to wait for someone else?”
4. Jesus answered them in reply:
“Go and declare to John the things which you hear and see.
5. Blind people are seeing and lame people are walking around and dead people are raised from death and very poor people have the Good News preached to them.
6. And blessed is the person who does not take offence at Me.”
7. As these people left, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John:
“What spectacle did you come out into the wilderness to watch? A reed shaken about by the wind?
8. But what then did you come out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? But people who wear soft clothing live in royal homes.
9. But what then did you come out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
10. For this is the man that this prophecy was written about:
“Look, I send a messenger before Your face who will make Your path straight before You.”
11. I tell you the truth; there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist from anyone who has been born by women. But the very least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is.
12. From the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven has been attacked and violent people grab hold of it.
13. For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14. And if you wish to receive it, he is Elijah, who was to come.
15. Let anyone who has ears, hear this.
16. Let me liken this generation to something: It is like when children sit down in the market place and call out to one another,
17. and say:
“We have played the flute for you and you do not dance.We have mourned and you do not lament.”
18. For John came neither eating nor drinking and they say:
“He has a demon.”
19. The Son of Man came both eating and drinking, and they say:
“Look, a Man who eats too much and drinks too much, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners.”
But wisdom is proven right by its deeds.”
20. Then He began to criticize the cities where most of His miracles were performed, because they did not repent.
21. “Woe to you, Chorazin, woe to you Bethsaida. For if the miracles which were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22. But I tell you, the judgement day will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
23. And you Capernaum, are raised up to heaven. But you will be thrown down to hell. For if the miracles which were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained until today.
24. But I tell you that the judgement day will be more bearable for Sodom than for you.”
25. At this time Jesus answered in reply:
“I thank You, Father, Lord of Heaven and the whole earth, that You have hidden these things from wise and prudent people and You have revealed them to simple people.
26. Yes Father, for this is what seemed good to You.
27. All things have been given to Me by My Father, and no-one knows the Son except the Father, and no-one knows the Father except the Son and whoever the Son wishes to reveal Him to.
28. Come to Me all you who labour hard and who carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
29. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and I have a humble heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30. For the yoke I give you is easy and the burden I give you is light.”