But what went ye out for to see ? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold , they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out for to see ? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
For this is he, of whom it is written , Behold , I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence , and the violent take it by force .
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come .
He that hath ears to hear , let him hear .
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
And saying , We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced ; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented .
For John came neither eating nor drinking , and they say , He hath a devil.