Matthew Chapter XI
1 In their cities - The other cities of Israel.
2 He sent two of his disciples - Not because he doubted himself;
but to confirm their faith. Luke 7:18.
3 He that is to come - The Messiah.
4 Go and tell John the things that ye hear and see - Which are
a stronger proof of my being the Messiah, than any bare assertion can be.
5 The poor have the Gospel preached to them - The greatest mercy
of all. Isaiah 29:18; 35:5.
6 Happy is he who shall not be offended at me - Notwithstanding
all these proofs that I am the Messiah.
7 As they departed, he said concerning John - Of whom probably
he would not have said so much when they were present. A reed shaken by
the wind? - No; nothing could ever shake John in the testimony he gave
to the truth. The expression is proverbial.
8 A man clothed in soft, delicate raiment - An effeminate courtier,
accustomed to fawning and flattery? You may expect to find persons of such
a character in palaces; not in a wilderness.
9 More than a prophet - For the prophets only pointed me out afar
off; but John was my immediate forerunner.
10 Mal 3:1.