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| Book of Matthew|
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- Matthew 11:7-15 [ Verse 9 in Original: Greek ]
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- 7 As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the R385 wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 "But F237 what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who wear soft clothing are in kings' palaces! F238 9 "But F239 what did you go out to see? A R386 prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet. 10 "This is the one about whom it is F240 written, `BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.' 11 "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 F242 in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 "From R388 the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers F243 violence, and violent men take F244 it by force. 13 "For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 "And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah R389 who was F245 to come. 15 "He R390 who has ears to hear, let F246 him hear.
F237 Or Well then,
F238 Lit houses
F239 Or Well then,
F240 Lit has been written
F241 Lit before your face
F242 Or less
F243 Or is forcibly entered
F244 Or seize it for themselves
F245 Or is going to come
F246 Or hear! Or listen!
R385 Matthew 3:1
R386 Matthew 14:5; 21:26; Luke 1:76; 20:6
R387 Malachi 3:1; Mark 1:2
R388 Luke 16:16
R389 Malachi 4:5; Matthew 17:10-13; Mark 9:11-13; Luke 1:17; John 1:21
R390 Matthew 13:9,43; Mark 4:9,23; Luke 8:8; 14:35; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; 13:9
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