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Tell me, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes indeed, but you saw much more than a prophet.
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But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet.
Matthew 11:13,14 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John: . . .
Matthew 14:5 And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.
Matthew 17:12,13 But I say to you, that Elias is already come, and they knew him not, But have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So also the Son of man shall suffer from them. . . .
Matthew 21:24-26 Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. . . .
Mark 9:11-13 And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first? . . .
Luke 1:15-17,76 For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. . . .
ContextJesus Testifies about John
…8But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings. 9But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before my face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.…
But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings.
And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.
If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt, go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways:
But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
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