1 AND it was that when Jeshu had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he removed from thence to teach and preach in their cities.
2 But Juchanon, when he heard in the house of the bound the works of the Meshicha, sent by his disciples,
3 and said to him, Art thou He that cometh, or another are we to expect?
4 Jeshu answered and said to them, Go, recount to Juchanon these things which you hear and see;
5 (that) the blind see, the lame are walking, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead arise, and the poor are evangelized;
6 and blessed is he who shall not be offended with me.
7 But when they were gone, Jeshu began to speak to the assembly concerning Juchanon: What went you forth into the waste to see? a reed that by the wind was shaken?
8 And if not, what went you forth to see? a man clothed in soft vestments? Behold, they who are softly clothed are in the house of kings.
9 And if not, what went you forth to see? a prophet? I tell you, Yes; and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send my angel before thy face, to prepare the way before thee.
11 Amen I say to you, there hath not arisen among them born of women who greater than Juchanon the Baptizer: yet, the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 But from the days of Juchanon the Baptizer until now, the kingdom of the heavens by violence is taken, and the violent ones seize it.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until Juchanon;
14 and if you are willing, receive, that he is Elia who was to come.
15 Whoever hath ears to hear, he shall hear.
16 BUT to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in the public place, and cry to their companions,
17 and say, We have sung to you, and you have not danced; we have wailed unto you, and you have not mourned.
18 For Juchanon came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, See a man a devourer, a wine-drinker, a friend of tribute-takers and of sinners. But justified is wisdom by her servants.
20 Then began Jeshu to reproach those cities in which were done many of his miracles, and which did not repent,
21 saying, Woe to thee, Korazin! woe to thee, Bethtsaida! for if in Tsur and in Tsaidon those miracles had been done which have been performed in you, they would a while ago in sackcloth and ashes have repented.
22 But I say to you, that for Tsur and Tsaidon it shall be more tolerable in the day of judgment than for you.
23 And thou, Kaphernachum, who unto heaven art exalted, unto Shiul shalt be brought down; for if in Sadum had been done those miracles which have been done in thee, it would have stood until this day.
24 But I tell you that for the land of Sadum it shall be more tolerable in the day of judgment than for thee.
25 IN that time Jeshu answered and said, I praise thee, my Father, the Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou hast concealed these (things) from the wise and prudent, but hast revealed them unto little children.
26 Yes, my Father, for thus was it pleasing before thee!
27 All things are delivered to me from my Father; and no man knoweth the Son but the Father; also the Father no man knoweth, except the Son, and he (to) whom the Son pleaseth to reveal (him).
28 Come unto me, all you (who) are wearied and bearing burdens, and I will give you rest.
29 Bear my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am peaceful and lowly in my heart, and you shall find repose for your souls.
30 For my yoke is kindly, and my burden is light.