Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, rise!"
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus a gave him to his mother.
Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen among us!" and "God has looked favorably on his people!"
This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.
The disciples of John reported all these things to him. So John summoned two of his disciples
and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?"
When the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?' "
Jesus b had just then cured many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and had given sight to many who were blind.
And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers c are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them.
And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."
When John's messengers had gone, Jesus d began to speak to the crowds about John: e "What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?
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