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Matthew 11:4

    Matthew 11:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered and said to them, Go and show John again those things which you do hear and see:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye hear and see:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jesus, answering, said to them, Go and give news to John of the things which you are seeing and hearing:

    Webster's Revision

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye hear and see:

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go your way and tell John the things which ye do hear and see:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 11:4

    Go and show John the things - ye do hear and see - Christ would have men to judge only of him and of others by their works. This is the only safe way of judging. A man is not to be credited because he professes to know such and such things; but because he demonstrates by his conduct that his pretensions are not vain.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 11:4

    Go and show John again ... - Jesus referred them for an answer to these miracles. They were proof that he was the Messiah. Prophets had indeed performed miracles, but no prophet had performed so many, or any so important. Jesus, moreover, performed them "in his own name" and by his own power. Prophets had done it by the power of God. Jesus, therefore, performed the works which none but the Messiah could do, and John might easily infer that he was the Christ.

    The poor have the gospel preached to them - It was predicted of the Messiah that he would preach good tidings to the meek Isaiah 61:1; or, as it is rendered in the New Testament, "He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor," Luke 4:18. By this, therefore, also, John might infer that he was truly the Messiah. It adds to the force of this testimony that the "poor" have always been overlooked by Pharisees and philosophers. No sect of philosophers had condescended to notice them before Christ, and no system of religion had attempted to instruct them before the Christian religion. In all other schemes the poor have been passed by as unworthy of notice.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 11:4

    11:4 Go and tell John the things that ye hear and see - Which are a stronger proof of my being the Messiah, than any bare assertion can be.