Matthew 11:2

“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 11:2

Now when Iohn had heard in the prison the workes of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent {word} by his disciples
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when John had news in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples
- Basic English Bible

But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples,
- Darby Bible

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
- Webster's Bible

Now John had heard in prison about the Christ's doings, and he sent some of his disciples to inquire:
- Weymouth Bible

Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples
- World English Bible

But whanne Joon in boondis hadde herd the werkis of Crist, he sente tweyne of hise disciplis,
- Wycliffe Bible

And John having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 11:2

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:2


11:2 He sent two of his disciples - Not because he doubted himself; but to confirm their faith. #Luke 7:18|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:2


Mt 11:2 When John had heard in the prison. Compare Mr 6:14-29 Lu 7:19-28. John had now been a year in prison, to which he had been sent by Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee, because he had rebuked his adulterous marriage with his brother Philip's wife (Mt 14:1-11). Josephus says that Machaerus, a strong fortress built by Herod the Great, the father of Antipas, about ten miles east of the Dead Sea, was the prison. He sent two of his disciples. To make the inquiry found in the next verse. The course of Jesus was so different from what John himself, in common with other Jews, expected of the Messiah, that after lying in a dungeon for a year, he began to be uncertain. If Jesus was the Christ, why did he not proclaim himself the Messiah King, destroy the power of the Romans and of Herod, and release John himself from prison? So he reasoned.

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