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Matthew 11:7-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Praises John the Baptist

As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone[a] dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet?[b] Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written,

‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’

11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,[c] and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:8 Or Why then did you go out? To see someone
  2. Matthew 11:9 Other ancient authorities read Why then did you go out? To see a prophet?
  3. Matthew 11:12 Or has been coming violently
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