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 11:8

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