Geneva Study Bible
(1) Christ shows by his works that he is the promised Messiah.
(a) Of instructing them with precepts.
(b) The disciples' cities, that is to say, in Galilee, where many of them were born; (Acts 2:7).
(2) The similarity and the difference between the ministry of the prophets, the preaching of John, and the full light, of the gospel, which Christ has brought.
(c) In the new state of the Church where the true glory of God shines: the people are not compared together, but the types of doctrines, the preaching of John with the law and the prophets: and again, the most clear preaching of the gospel is compared with John's.
(d) They prophesied of things to come, which are now present, and clearly and plainly seen.
(3) There are none who are more stout and stubborn enemies of the gospel, than they to whom it ought to be most acceptable.
(e) He blames the perverseness of this age, by a proverb, in that they could be moved neither with rough nor gentle dealing.
(4) That which the many refuse, the elect and chosen embrace.
(f) Wise men acknowledge the wisdom of the gospel when they receive it.
(5) The proud reject the gospel offered to them (to their great hurt and pain) which leads to the salvation of the simple.
(g) Through the ministry of Christ, who alone shows the truth of all things pertaining to God.
(h) This word shows that he contents himself in his Father's council.
(i) God's will is the only rule of righteousness.
(6) There is no true knowledge of God, nor quietness of mind, but only in Christ alone.
(k) May easily be carried. For his commandments are not grievous, for all who are born of God overcome the world; (1 John 5:4).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 11". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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