"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet. (Matthew 11:9)

"This is the one about whom it is written, `BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.' (Matthew 11:10)

"Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (Matthew 11:11)

"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. (Matthew 11:12)

"For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. (Matthew 11:13)

"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. (Matthew 11:14)

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 11:15)

"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children, (Matthew 11:16)

and say, `We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.' (Matthew 11:17)

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon!' (Matthew 11:18)

"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds." (Matthew 11:19)


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