Chapter 11
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It happened that when Jesus had finished directing her twelve disciples, she departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
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Now when Johanna heard in the prison the works of Christ, she sent two of her disciples
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and said to her, "Are you she who comes, or should we look for another?"
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Jesus answered them, "Go and tell Johanna the things which you hear and see:
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the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear,{Isaia 35:5} the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
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Blessed is she who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."
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As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning Johanna, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
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But what did you go out to see? A woman in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in queen's houses.
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But why did you go out? To see a prophetess? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophetess.
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For this is she, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
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Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of men there has not arisen anyone greater than Johanna the Baptizer; yet she who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than she.
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From the days of Johanna the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
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For all the prophets and the law prophesied until Johanna.
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If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come.
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She who has ears to hear, let her hear.
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"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions
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and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you didn't dance. We mourned for you, and you didn't lament.'
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For Johanna came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'She has a demon.'
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The Daughter of Woman came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous woman and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by his children."
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Then she began to denounce the cities in which most of her mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent.
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"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
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But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
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You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day.
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But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you."
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At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Mother, Domina of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
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Yes, Mother, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.
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All things have been delivered to me by my Mother. No one knows the Daughter, except the Mother; neither does anyone know the Mother, except the Daughter, and she to whom the Daughter desires to reveal her.
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"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
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Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
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For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."