Bible: Matthew 11:7-14

11:7 While they were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness 1  to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 2  11:8 What 3  did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? 4  Look, those who wear fancy clothes are in the homes of kings! 5  11:9 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more 6  than a prophet. 11:10 This is the one about whom it is written:

Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, 7 

who will prepare your way before you. 8 

11:11I tell you the truth, 9  among those born of women, no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least 10  in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he is. 11:12 From 11  the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and forceful people lay hold of it. 12  11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John appeared. 13  11:14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, who is to come.

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