Matthew 11:8

But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that weare soft cloathing, are in kings houses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft {clothing?} Those who wear soft {clothing} are in kings' palaces!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft `raiment'? Behold, they that wear soft `raiment' are in king's houses.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what went you out to see? a man delicately clothed? Those who have fair robes are in kings' houses.
- Basic English Bible

But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate raiment? behold, those who wear delicate things are in the houses of kings.
- Darby Bible

But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
- Webster's Bible

But what did you go out to see? A man luxuriously dressed? Those who wear luxurious clothes are to be found in kings' palaces.
- Weymouth Bible

But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in king's houses.
- World English Bible

Or what thing wenten ye out to see? a man clothid with softe clothis? Lo! thei that ben clothid with softe clothis ben in the housis of kyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But what went ye out to see? -- a man clothed in soft garments? lo, those wearing the soft things are in the kings' houses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:8


11:8 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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:8


Mt 11:8 A man clothed in soft raiment? Were you attracted into the wilderness of Judea to see an effeminate courtier? Had he been a pliant courtier he would have flattered Herod, and would not have been thrown into prison for his rebuke of sin in high places.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • Irene123
    When one is saved from his sins, he/she has a rest everyday in the Holy Ghost from the 'toil' our former life of sin put us through. The H.G. gives a continual daily rest in Jesus. "This is the rest wherewith ye shall cause the weary to rest", Isa. 28:12, Heb. 4:10-11.
  • Wayne
    Some are thankful for the Sabbath days. A day to rest, worship, not work, as the Jews, who are prospering in the love of The Lord. God's people in the land of God's Holy City. May we all study and understand the blessings of The Sabbath Days.
  • Lilian
    Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for i am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your soul. Thank you Jesus for your words i will trust you and worship you alone for you are my savior and my refuge without you in my life my soul is in darkness You are the light of the world to follow you there is no darkness my soul will be beautiful thank you Jesus for your blood amen
  • Bridgette
    Rest in the Lord, Amen
  • Connie Green
    Accepting Jesus should not be hard. We must honor him and follow his word. Love the people that are around you. Treat them as you wish to be treated. Read God's word daily so that you can see how a true child of God should live. We live in the world but we are not a part of it. Follow the law of the land as much as possible. Do not let the law of the land interfere with how you should serve God. God is good. Pray daily and throughout the day for guidance. Do the best that you can daily. His yoke is easy.
  • Wayne
    Christians, those who are born again, washed in the blood of Jesus, by faith alone, are the temples of the Lord.

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