And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"
And this report concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
The disciples of John told him of all these things.
And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"
And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?'"
In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight.
And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.
And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."
When the messengers of John had gone, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?
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