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went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment ? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a "greater than John the Baptist : notwithstand* greater prophet. We.
tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. JAMES, i. 6: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed.
*MAT. xiv. 5: They counted him as a prophet. do. xxi. 26: All hold John as a prophet. LUKE, i. 76: Thou child shall be called the Prophet of the Highest. do. xx. 6: If we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
LUKE, vii. 26: Much more than a prophet.
ISA. xl. 3: The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. MAL. iii. 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. MARK, i. 2; As it is written in the Prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. LUKE, i. 17: And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the LORD. do. vii. 27: This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
1 LUKE, i. 15: He shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. JOHN, v. 35: He was a burning and a shining light.
ing he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now3 the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is 'Elias,. which was for to come.
15 'He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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• JOHN, i. 15, 27: John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me, is preferred before me; for he was before me. He it is who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes' latchet I am not worthy to unloose. do. iii. 30: He must increase, but I must decrease.
P LUKE, xvi. 16: the Law and the Prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
9 EPH. vi. 11—13: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
MAL. iv. 5, 6: Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD; And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
S MAL. iv. 5, 6: The words under ver. 13. MAT. xvii. 13: Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. MARK, ix. 11: Why say the Scribes that Elias must first come. LUKE, i. 17: The words under ver 10.
t MAT. xiii. 9: Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. LUKE, viii. 8: And others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. REV. ii. 7, 11, 17, 29: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
16 ¶ But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of Publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not :
21 Woe unto thee. Chorazin! woe unto thee, *Bethsaida; for if the mighty works, which were
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done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in 'sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be 'more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment,
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, "That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, 'Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto 'babes. was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
a JON. iii. 7, 8: And he caused it to be proclaimed, and published through Nineveh, by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing; let them not feed nor drink water; but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
b See on MAT. x. 15.
ISA. xiv. 13-15: Thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. LAM. ii. 1: How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel. d See as under ver. 22.
LUKE, X. 21, &c: In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, &c. as here.
f DEUT. X. 14: Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Ps. viii. 2: Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight."
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither *knoweth any man the Father, save the
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thou ordained strength. IsA. xxix. 14: The wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. JER. i. 7, 8: But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. MAT. xvi. 17: Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 1 COR. i. 19, 27: For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty. do. ii. 8: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. JAMES, ii. 5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
1 COR. i. 21: After that, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
MAT. xxviii. 18: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. JOHN, xiii. 3: Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands. 1 COR. xv. 27: He hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all all things under him. EPH. i. 22: Hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. See on MAT. xxviii, 18.
JOHN, i. 18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. do. vi. 46: Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. do. x. 15: As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father. 1 JOHN, v. 20: And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is nd we are in him that is true, even in his I is the true God, and eternal life.