Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 11]

     11:1 And it happened when Jesus had completed commanding his twelve disciples, he went-away from there to teach and to preach in their cities.

     {Mat 11:2-30 & Luk 7:18-35 Galilee.}

     11:2 Now after John heard the works of the Christ while in prison, he sent two of his disciples 11:3and said to him, Are you the one who is coming, or should we expect a different one?

     11:4 And Jesus answered and said to them, After traveling back, report* to John what you* hear and see:11:5 the blind recover their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have the good-news proclaimed to them. 11:6And whoever is notoffended at me is fortunate.

     11:7 Now while these disciples are traveling on, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John,What did you* go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 11:8But what did you*go out to see? A man who has been dressed-up in soft garments? Behold, the ones who are wearing soft garments are in royal houses. 11:9But why did you* go out? To see a prophet? I am saying to you*, Yes, and one who is more-than a prophet. 11:10For* this is he, concerning whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will be preparing your way before you.'{Mal 3:1}11:11 Assuredly I am saying to you*, A greater man has not been raised up among those born from women than John the Immerser*. But he who is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater thanhe. 11:12But from the days of John the Immerser* until now the kingdom of the heavens suffers-violently and the violent ones seize it. 11:13For* all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.11:14And if you* are willing to accept it, he himself is Elijah, who is the one about to come. 11:15He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

     11:16But to what will be similar to this generation? It is similar to children sitting in the marketplaces and shouting to their comrades 11:17and saying, We piped to you* and you* did not dance. We mourned for you* and yet you* did not grieve for yourselves. 11:18For* John came neither eating nor drinking and they say, He has a demon. 11:19The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they say, Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom was made righteous from her children.

     11:20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his miracles had happened, because they did not repent. 11:21Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles which happened in Tyre and Sidon which have happened in you*, they would have repented long-ago in sackcloth and ashes. 11:22However I say to you*, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon inthe day of judgment than for you*. 11:23And you, Capernaum, who was exalted to heaven, you will be descending insofar as Hades, because if the miracles which happened in Sodom, which havehappened in you, it would have remained until today. 11:24However I say to you*, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

     11:25 Jesus answered and said at that time, I profess you, O Father, Lord of heaven and the earth, that you hid these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants. 11:26Yes, Father, because thus it became a delight before you.11:27All things were given to me by my Father and no one fully knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father fully, except the Son and he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him.11:28Come-here* to me, all you* who labor and have been loaded down, and I will be giving-rest to you*. 11:29Take* my yoke upon you* and learn* from me, because I am meek and humble in heart and you* will be finding rest for your* souls. 11:30For*my yoke is easy and my load is light.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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