1And it was done, when Jesus had ended, he commanded to his twelve disciples, and passed from thence to teach and preach in the cities of them.
2But when John in bonds had heard the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3and said to him, Art thou he that shall come, or we abide another?
4And Jesus answered, and said to them, Go ye, and tell again to John those things that ye have heard and seen.
5Blind men see, crooked men go, mesels be made clean, deaf men hear, dead men rise again, poor men be taken to preaching of the gospel.
6And he is blessed, that shall not be caused to stumble in me.
7And when they were gone away, Jesus began to say of John to the people, What thing went ye out into desert to see? a reed waved with the wind?
8Or what thing went ye out to see? a man clothed with soft clothes? Lo! they that be clothed with soft clothes be in the houses of kings.
9But what thing went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
10For this is he, of whom it is written, Lo! I send mine angel before thy face, that shall make ready thy way before thee.
11Truly I say to you, there rose none more [or none greater] than John Baptist among the children of women; but he that is less [or that is the least] in the kingdom of heavens, is more than he.
12And from the days of John Baptist till now the kingdom of heavens suffereth violence, and violent men ravish it.
13For all [the] prophets and the law till John prophesied;
14and if ye will receive, he is Elijah, that is to come.
15He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.
16But to whom shall I guess this generation like? It is like to children sitting in the chapping, that cry to their peers,
17and say, We have sung to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.
18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo! a man a glutton, and a drinker of wine, and a friend of publicans and of sinful men. And wisdom is justified of her sons.
20Then Jesus began to say reproof to cities, in which full many virtues of him were done, for they did not penance.
21Woe to thee! Chorazin, woe to thee! Bethsaida; for if the virtues that be done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, sometime they had done penance in hair-shirt and ashes.
22Nevertheless I say to you, it shall be less pain to Tyre and Sidon in the day of doom, than to you.
23And thou, Capernaum, whether thou shalt be araised up into heaven? Thou shalt go down into hell. For if the virtues that be done in thee had been done in Sodom, peradventure they should have dwelled till into this day.
24Nevertheless I say to you, that to the land of Sodom it shall be less pain in the day of doom, than to thee.
25In that time Jesus answered, and said, I acknowledge to thee, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for thou hast hid these things from wise men, and ready, [or wary, or prudent, or sly], and hast showed them to little children;
26so, Father, for so it was pleasing before thee.
27All things be given to me of my Father; and no man knew [or knoweth] the Son, but the Father, neither any man knew [or knoweth] the Father, but the Son, and to whom the Son would show.
28All ye that travail, and be charged, come to me, and I shall fulfill [or shall refresh] you.
29Take ye my yoke on you, and learn ye of me, for I am mild and meek in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
30For my yoke is soft [or sweet], and my charge is light [or easy].