and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who is to come? Or should we look for someone else?"
When the men came to him, they said, "Yochanan the Immerser has sent us to you to ask, `Are you the one who is to come? Or should we keep looking -- for someone else?'"
Right then he was healing many people of diseases, pains and evil spirits, and giving sight to many who were blind.
So he answered them by saying, "Go, tell Yochanan what you have been seeing and hearing: the blind are seeing again, the lame are walking, people with tzara`at are being cleansed, the deaf are hearing, the dead are being raised, the Good News is being told to the poorp --
and how blessed is anyone not offended by me!"
When the messengers from Yochanan had gone, Yeshua began speaking to the crowds about Yochanan: "What did you go out into the desert to see? Reeds swaying in the breeze?
No? then what did you go out to see? Someone who was well dressed? But people who dress beautifully and live in luxury are found in kings' palaces.
Nu, so what did you go out to see? A prophet! Yes, and I tell you he's much more than a prophet.
This is the one about whom the Tanakh says, `See, I am sending out my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.'
I tell you that among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than Yochanan the Immerser! Yet the one who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he!"
All the people who heard him, even the tax-collectors, by undergoing Yochanan's immersion acknowledged that God was right;