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then asked John, "If you are not the Messiah nor Elijah nor the Prophet, why do you baptize?"
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And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
Matthew 21:23 And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was teaching, the chief priests and ancients of the people, saying: By what authority dost thou these things? And who hath given thee this authority?
Acts 4:5-7 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their princes and ancients and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem. . . .
Acts 5:28 Saying: Commanding, we commanded you that you should not teach in this name. And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine: and you have a mind to bring the blood of this man upon us.
John 1:20-22 And he confessed and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ. . . .
Daniel 9:24-26 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed. . . .
ContextThe Mission of John the Baptist
…24And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet? 26John answered them, saying: I baptize with water: but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.…
The Lord thy God will raise up to thee a PROPHET of thy nation and of thy brethren like unto me: him thou shalt hear:
I will raise them up a prophet out of the midst of their brethren like to thee: and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.
And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
And the people said: This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.
And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No.
And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.
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