Matthew 11 :18

Matthew 11 :18 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

King James Version (KJV)

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

American Standard Version (ASV)

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

For John came, taking no food or drink, and they say, He has an evil spirit.

Webster's Revision

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.

World English Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

English Revised Version (ERV)

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

Definitions for Matthew 11 :18

Devil - Slanderer; false accuser.

Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 11 :18

For John came neither eating nor drinking - Leading a very austere and mortified life: and yet, he did not receive him. A sinner will not be persuaded that what he has no mind to imitate can come from God. There are some who will rather blame holiness itself, than esteem it in those whom they do not like.

He hath a devil - He is a vile hypocrite, influenced by a demon to deceive and destroy the simple.

Barnes' Commentary on Matthew 11 :18

Wesley's Commentary on Matthew 11 :18

11:18 John came neither eating nor drinking - In a rigorous austere way, like Elijah. And they say, He hath a devil - Is melancholy, from the influence of an evil spirit.
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