As John's1 disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert2 to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
References for Matthew 11:7
If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces.
Then what did you go out to see? A prophet?3 Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
References for Matthew 11:9
This is the one about whom it is written: " 'I will send my messenger ahead of you,4 who will prepare your way before you.'5
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