Luke 7:26

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Read Luke 7:26 Using Other Translations

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.

What does Luke 7:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 7:26

But what went ye out for to see?
&c.] What led your curiosity to go into the wilderness after him, since it could not be any of the above things? was it to see

a prophet?
which was the case; for John was a prophet, and was known to be one; and the fame of him, as such, drew vast numbers to see and hear him, there not having been a prophet among the Jews, for some hundreds of years:

yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet;
not that he was the prophet Moses did say should come; nor was he the priest that should arise with the "Urim" and "Thummim", that the "Tirshatha", Nehemiah spoke of; nor was he the king Messiah; but he was his forerunner, he saw him and baptized him, and so was greater than any of the prophets that went before him.

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