New International Version
Jesus replied, "Go back and report 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:
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what ye hear and see.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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'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,'--MATT. xi. 19. Jesus very seldom took notice of His enemies' slanders. 'When He was reviled He reviled not again.' If ever He did, it was for the sake of those whom it harmed to distort His beauty. Thus, here He speaks, without the slightest trace of irritation, of the capricious inconsistency of condemning Himself and John …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
John's Doubts of Jesus, and Jesus' Praise of John
Again on the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 28, "Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour and are Heavy Laden, and I Will Give You
The Sinner's Friend
to ask him, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?"
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.
"I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish--the very works that I am doing--testify that the Father has sent me.
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