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Matthew 11:2

    Matthew 11:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when John had news in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples

    Webster's Revision

    Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples

    World English Bible

    Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples,

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 11:2

    John had heard in the prison - John was cast into prison by order of Herod Antipas, Matthew 14:3, etc., (where see the notes), a little after our Lord began his public ministry, Matthew 4:12; and after the first passover, John 3:24.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 11:2

    The account contained in this chapter of Matthew, to the Matthew 11:19, is found, with no material variation, in Luke 7:18-35. John was in prison. Herod had thrown him into confinement on account of his faithfulness in reproving him for marrying his brother Philip's wife. See Matthew 14:3-4.

    It is not certainly known why John sent to Jesus. It might have been to satisfy his disciples that he was the Messiah; or he might have been desirous of ascertaining for himself whether this person, of whom he heard so much, was the same one whom he had baptized, and whom he knew to be the Messiah. See John 1:29.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 11:2

    11:2 He sent two of his disciples - Not because he doubted himself; but to confirm their faith. Luke 7:18.