Then John's disciples told him about all these things. So John summoned two of his disciples
and sent them to the Lord, asking, "Are You the One who is to come, or should we look for someone else?"
When the men reached Him, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to ask You, 'Are You the One who is to come, or should we look for someone else?' "
At that time Jesus healed many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and He granted sight to many blind people.
He replied to them, "Go and report to John the things you have seen and heard: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, a the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news preached to them.
And anyone who is not offended because of Me is blessed."
After John's messengers left, He began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind?
What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft robes? Look, those who are splendidly dressed b and live in luxury are in royal palaces.
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
This is the one it is written about: Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; c he will prepare Your way before You. d28
I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, e but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
(And when all the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they acknowledged God's way of righteousness,f because they had been baptized with John's baptism.
But since the Pharisees and experts in the law had not been baptized by him, they rejected the plan of God for themselves.)