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And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence [from there] to teach and to preach in their cities. MT 11:1 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, MT 11:2 And said unto him, Art thou he that should [is to WU] come, or do we look for another? MT 11:3 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew [tell] John again those things which ye do hear and see: MT 11:4 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. MT 11:5 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in [take no offense at WU] me. MT 11:6

And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? MT 11:7 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. MT 11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea [yes], I say unto you, and more than a prophet. MT 11:9 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face [ahead of you WU], which shall prepare thy way before thee. MT 11:10 Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a [anyone] greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding [yet] he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. MT 11:11 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence [has forcefully advanced WU], and the violent [forceful men WU] take it by force. MT 11:12 HELPS BELIEVE Force For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. MT 11:13 And if ye will [are willing to] receive it, this is Elias [Elijah], which was for to come. MT 11:14

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. MT 11:15 But whereunto [to what] shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, MT 11:16 And saying, We have piped [played the flute] unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. MT 11:17 KEEPS FROM BELIEVING Insensitivity For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil [demon]. MT 11:18 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber [drunkard], a friend of publicans [tax collectors] and sinners. But wisdom is justified of [by] her children [deeds WU]. MT 11:19 APPLY Can't Fool

Then began he [Jesus WU] to upbraid [denounce] the cities wherein most of his mighty works [miracles WU] were done, because they repented not: MT 11:20 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. MT 11:21 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. MT 11:22 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. MT 11:23 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. MT 11:24

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent [learned WU], and hast revealed them unto babes [little children WU]. MT 11:25 Even so [yes], Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. MT 11:26 UNBELIEF Disconnect All things are delivered [handed over WU] unto me of [by] my Father: JESUS Authority and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save [except] the Son, and he to whomsoever [whom] the Son will [chooses to WU] reveal him. MT 11:27 JESUS From Father Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. MT 11:28 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of [from] me; for I am meek [gentle] and lowly [humble WU] in heart: and ye shall find rest unto [for] your souls. MT 11:29 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. MT 11:30 BLESSINGS Peace

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn [fields]; and his disciples were an hungred [hungry], and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. MT 12:1 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. MT 12:2 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; MT 12:3 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread [consecrated bread], which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? MT 12:4 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? MT 12:5 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. MT 12:6 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have [desire] mercy, and not sacrifice, LOVE NEIGHBOR Mercy ye would not have condemned the guiltless. MT 12:7 HELPS BELIEVE Right & Wrong For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. MT 12:8

And when he [Jesus WU] was departed thence [from there WU], he went into their synagogue: MT 12:9 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. MT 12:10 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? MT 12:11 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore [therefore] it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. MT 12:12 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. MT 12:13 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. MT 12:14

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