Matthew 11:4
New International Version
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:

New Living Translation
Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen—

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see:

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them, "Having gone, relate to John what you hear and see:

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

New King James Version
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

NASB 1995
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

NASB 1977
And Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

Amplified Bible
Jesus answered, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see:

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said to them, “Go relate to Yohannan those things that you hear and see.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "Go and tell John what you have heard and seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus making answer said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.

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

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "Go back and tell John what you are hearing and seeing:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered John's disciples, "Go back, and tell John what you hear and see:

International Standard Version
Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and observe:

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus answering said to them, “Having gone, declare to John the things that you hear and see,

NET Bible
Jesus answered them, "Go tell John what you hear and see:

New Heart English Bible
And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:

Weymouth New Testament
"Go and report to John what you see and hear," replied Jesus;

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Having gone, declare to John the things that ye hear and see,

Additional Translations ...
Context
John's Inquiry
3to ask Him, “Are You the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.…

Cross References
Matthew 11:3
to ask Him, "Are You the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"

Matthew 11:5
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

John 5:36
But I have testimony more substantial than that of John. For the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish--the very works I am doing--testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.


Treasury of Scripture

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









(4) Go and shew John again.--There is no Greek adverb answering to the last word. St. Luke (Luke 7:21) adds that "in that same hour Jesus cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits," and they were therefore to carry back their report as eyewitnesses.

Verse 4. - Jesus; and Jesus (Revised Version, with even the Received Text). Answered and said unto them. He makes no verbal self-defence, but appeals to the effects of his work. Observe that a similar appeal to effects of the same character as those mentioned here - restoration to normal powers and bringing spiritual truths home to the poorest - is still the great argument for the Messiahship of Jesus. Go; go your way (Revised Version); πορευθέντες (cf. ver. 7). And show John again; and tell John (Revised Version); for ἀπαγγέλλω does not in itself contain the idea of bringing word in answer to an inquiry, but merely emphasizes the source or place from which the message comes (Matthew 8:33; cf. Bishop Westcott on 1 John 1:2, 5). Those (the, Revised Version) things which ye do hear and see. Observe that in Luke

(1) the order of the verbs is reversed;

(2) the tense is not the present, as here, but the aorist, the miracles being regarded from the point of time when the disciples had returned to John. The present tense in Matthew brings out what St. Luke had already indicated by his preceding explanatory verse that the messengers arrived when the Lord was actually performing miracles.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“Go [back]
Πορευθέντες (Poreuthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

[and] report
ἀπαγγείλατε (apangeilate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 518: To report (from one place to another), bring a report, announce, declare. From apo and the base of aggelos; to announce.

to John
Ἰωάννῃ (Iōannē)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

what
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you hear
ἀκούετε (akouete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

see:
βλέπετε (blepete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.


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