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Verses of Matthew 11

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Matthew 11:12 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 12

The meaning is, that, from the commencement of the preaching of John the Baptist, until the present time, great multitudes had come with the utmost zeal and ardor, desiring to be received into the kingdom of the Messiah.

Matthew 11:13-15. These verses perhaps contain the most direct intimation that Jesus was himself the Messiah which he had yet made. He always spoke of this subject with great reserve and caution.--That Elias which was for to come; that is, not Elijah himself in person, (John 1:21,) but the forerunner of Christ, who was designated by that name. (Luke 1:17.)

Matthew 11:16-19. The sentiment is, that the people of that generation were like wayward children, whom nothing would please. They were alike dissatisfied with the austere virtues and stern demeanor of John the Baptist, and with the mild and gentle character of the Savior.--Neither eating nor drinking; that is, practising rigid fasts and self-mortification.--Wisdom is justified, &c.; the truly wise would appreciate the wisdom of the course pursued both by John and by the Savior.

Verses of Matthew 11

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Consult other comments:

Matthew 11:12 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 11:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 11:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 11:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 11:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 11:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Matthew 11:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 11:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 11:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 11:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 11:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 11:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 11:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Matthew 11:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Matthew 11:12 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Matthew 11:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 11:12 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Matthew 11:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 11:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Matthew 11:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Matthew 11:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 11:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 11:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Matthew 11:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 11:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament