Mt 11:1
11:1 And {1} it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of {a}
     commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to
     teach and to preach in {b} their cities.

 (1) Christ shows by his works that he is the promised Messiah.
     (a) Of instructing them with precepts.
     (b) The disciples' cities, that is to say, in Galilee,
         where many of them were born; Ac 2:7.

Mt 11:7
11:7 {2} 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?

 (2) The similarity and the difference between the ministry of
     the prophets, the preaching of John, and the full light, of
     the gospel, which Christ has brought.

Mt 11:11
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 {c} kingdom of
      heaven is greater than he.

      (c) In the new state of the Church where the true glory of
          God shines: the people are not compared together, but
          the types of doctrines, the preaching of John with the
          law and the prophets: and again, the most clear
          preaching of the gospel is compared with John's.

Mt 11:13
11:13 For all the prophets and the law {d} prophesied until

      (d) They prophesied of things to come, which are now
          present, and clearly and plainly seen.

Mt 11:16
11:16 {3} But whereunto shall I liken this generation? {e} It is
      like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling
      unto their fellows,

 (3) There are none who are more stout and stubborn enemies of
     the gospel, than they to whom it ought to be most
     (e) He blames the perverseness of this age, by a proverb, in
         that they could be moved neither with rough nor gentle

Mt 11:19
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.  {4} But {f} wisdom is justified of
      her children.

 (4) That which the many refuse, the elect and chosen embrace.
     (f) Wise men acknowledge the wisdom of the gospel when they
         receive it.

Mt 11:20
11:20 {5} Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of
      his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

 (5) The proud reject the gospel offered to them (to their great
     hurt and pain) which leads to the salvation of the simple.

Mt 11:25
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 {g}
      revealed them unto babes.

      (g) Through the ministry of Christ, who alone shows the
          truth of all things pertaining to God.

Mt 11:26
11:26 {h} Even so, Father: for so it seemed {i} good in thy

      (h) This word shows that he contents himself in his
          Father's council.
      (i) God's will is the only rule of righteousness.

Mt 11:27
11:27 {6} 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].

 (6) There is no true knowledge of God, nor quietness of mind,
     but only in Christ alone.

Mt 11:30
11:30 For my yoke [is] {k} easy, and my burden is light.

      (k) May easily be carried.  For his commandments are not
          grievous, for all who are born of God overcome the
          world; 1Jo 5:4.