kjv@Matthew:11:7@ And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
kjv@Matthew:11:8@ But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
kjv@Matthew:11:9@ But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
kjv@Matthew:11:10@ For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
kjv@Matthew:11:11@ Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
kjv@Matthew:11:12@ And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
kjv@Matthew:11:16@ But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
kjv@Matthew:11:17@ And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
kjv@Matthew:11:18@ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
kjv@Matthew:11:19@ The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
kjv@Matthew:11:20@ Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
kjv@Matthew:11:21@ Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
kjv@Matthew:11:22@ But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
kjv@Matthew:11:23@ And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
kjv@Matthew:11:24@ But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
kjv@Matthew:11:25@ At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
kjv@Matthew:11:27@ All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
kjv@Matthew:11:28@ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
kjv@Matthew:11:29@ 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.
Who does the Son reveal His Father to? Those who come to the Son toiling and heavy ladden in the convicting burdens of sin. Once relieved of such burden, having taken on His yoke humbly and with meekness, shouldering a sample of His burden, then one comes to know the Father. Such immense time released revelation is only by exchanging our burden for His Son's and carrying His Son's burden forward. It is not any other way around. The so called wise and prudent systematically avoid to see this.
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