4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:

Other Translations of Matthew 11:4

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

4 And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:

The Message

4 Jesus told them, "Go back and tell John what's going on:

New King James Version

4 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:

New Living Translation

4 Jesus told them, "Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 11:4

Commentary on Matthew 11:2-6

(Read Matthew 11:2-6)

Some think that John sent this inquiry for his own satisfaction. Where there is true faith, yet there may be a mixture of unbelief. The remaining unbelief of good men may sometimes, in an hour of temptation; call in question the most important truths. But we hope that John's faith did not fail in this matter, and that he only desired to have it strengthened and confirmed. Others think that John sent his disciples to Christ for their satisfaction. Christ points them to what they heard and saw. Christ's gracious condescensions and compassions to the poor, show that it was he that should bring to the world the tender mercies of our God. Those things which men see and hear, if compared with the Scriptures, direct in what way salvation is to be found. It is difficult to conquer prejudices, and dangerous not to conquer them; but those who believe in Christ, their faith will be found so much the more to praise, and honour, and glory.