John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus(A)

18 (B)Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to [a]Jesus, saying, “Are You (C)the Coming One, or [b]do we look for another?”

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ” 21 And that very hour He cured many of [c]infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.

22 (D)Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: (E)that the blind (F)see, the lame (G)walk, the lepers are (H)cleansed, the deaf (I)hear, the dead are raised, (J)the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not [d]offended because of Me.”

24 (K)When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written:

(L)‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

28 For I say to you, among those born of women there is [e]not a (M)greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 7:19 NU the Lord
  2. Luke 7:19 should we expect
  3. Luke 7:21 illnesses
  4. Luke 7:23 caused to stumble
  5. Luke 7:28 NU none greater than John;