New Living Translation
For John didn't spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, 'He's possessed by a demon.'
King James Bible
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
Darby Bible Translation
For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.
World English Bible
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
Young's Literal Translation
'For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:18 John came neither eating nor drinking - In a rigorous austere way, like Elijah. And they say, He hath a devil - Is melancholy, from the influence of an evil spirit.
LibraryMessiah's Easy Yoke
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. T hough the influence of education and example, may dispose us to acknowledge the Gospel to be a revelation from God; it can only be rightly understood, or duly prized, by those persons who feel themselves in the circumstances of distress, which it is designed to relieve. No Israelite would think of fleeing to a city of refuge (Joshua 20:2. …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Yoke of Christ.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 2, "Now when John Heard in the Prison the Works of the Christ, He Sent by his Disciples,
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 25, "I Thank Thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that Thou Didst Hide These Things From
John's clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.
But the Pharisees said, "He can cast out demons because he is empowered by the prince of demons."
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't mourn.'
But the teachers of religious law who had arrived from Jerusalem said, "He's possessed by Satan, the prince of demons. That's where he gets the power to cast out demons."
for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord. He must never touch wine or other alcoholic drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.
The crowd replied, "You're demon possessed! Who's trying to kill you?"
The people retorted, "You Samaritan devil! Didn't we say all along that you were possessed by a demon?"
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