|Book||Gospel of Matthew|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||1|
- Originally written in Koine Greek and Hebrew/Aramaic
- Some ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- Papyrus 70 (3rd century; extant: verses 26-27)
- Codex Vaticanus (~325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (~330-360; complete)
- Papyrus 62 (4th century; extant: verses 25-30; also contains verses 25-29 in Coptic language)
- Papyrus 19 (4th/5th century; extant: verses 1-5)
- Codex Bezae (ca. 400)
- Codex Washingtonianus (ca. 400)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (~450; complete)
- Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (6th century)
- Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus (~ 6th century; extant: verses 4-30)
- Codex Sinopensis (~ 6th century; extant: verses 5-12)
- This chapter is divided into 30 verses.
This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):
- Matthew 11:1 = Ministry of Jesus (continuation of Matthew 10:34-42) (Mark 13:9-13; Luke 21:12-19; Luke 12:2-9)
- Matthew 11:2-19 = Messengers from John the Baptist (Luke 7:18-35)
- Matthew 11:20–24 = Cursing Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum (Luke 10:13-15)
- Matthew 11:25–30 = Praising the Father (Luke 10:21-22)
The New King James Version organises this chapter as follows:
- Matthew 11:1–19 = John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus
- Matthew 11:20–24 = Woe to the Impenitent Cities
- Matthew 11:25–30 = Jesus gives True Rest
John the Baptist's Enquiry
- Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?
Some translations use descriptive words to refer to the expected Messiah: "the one who is to come" (English Standard Version, New Heart English Bible), or "the one we are waiting for" (Living Bible), whereas other translations render the Greek: ο ερχομενος, ho erchomenos, as a title: "the Expected One" (New American Standard Bible), "the Coming One" (Weymouth New Testament, New King James Version).
- At that time, Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes (New King James Version)
German Protestant theologian Karl Theodor Keim called this text a "pearl of the sayings of Jesus". Pope Francis has noted with support that Pope Benedict XVI "often pointed out that the theologian must remain attentive to the faith lived by the humble and the small, to whom it pleased the Father to reveal that which He had hidden from the learned and the wise”.
- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
- and I will give you rest.
- "Come" (δεῦτε): also in Matthew 4:19. There is less thought of the process of coming than in the very similar invitation in John 7:37.
- Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
- for I am meek and lowly in heart:
- and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
- For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Papyrus 62 (4th century)
- Quoted by Heinrich Meyer, Meyer's NT Commentary on Matthew 11, accessed 7 January 2017
- Harmon, C., Francis to theologians: Don’t confuse “sensus fidelium” with majority opinion, 9 December 2013, accessed 7 January 2017
- Matthew 11:28
- Joseph S. Exell; Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones (Editors). The Pulpit Commentary. 23 volumes. First publication: 1890. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Matthew 11:29
- Matthew 11:30
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