and John having called near a certain two of his disciples, sent unto Jesus, saying, `Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?'
And having come near to him, the men said, `John the Baptist sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?'
And in that hour he cured many from sicknesses, and plagues, and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.
And Jesus answering said to them, `Having gone on, report to John what ye saw and heard, that blind men do see again, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, poor have good news proclaimed;
and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.'
And the messengers of John having gone away, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John: `What have ye gone forth to the wilderness to look on? a reed by the wind shaken?
but what have ye gone forth to see? a man in soft garments clothed? lo, they in splendid apparellings, and living in luxury, are in the houses of kings!
`But what have ye gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:
this is he concerning whom it hath been written, Lo, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;
for I say to you, a greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the Baptist there is not; but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.'
And all the people having heard, and the tax-gatherers, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John,