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Parallel Bible results for Luke 7:18-35

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Luke 7:18-35

ESV 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, MSG 18 John's disciples reported back to him the news of all these events taking place. ESV 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" MSG 19 He sent two of them to the Master to ask the question, "Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?" ESV 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" MSG 20 The men showed up before Jesus and said, "John the Baptizer sent us to ask you, 'Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?'" ESV 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. MSG 21 In the next two or three hours Jesus healed many from diseases, distress, and evil spirits. To many of the blind he gave the gift of sight. ESV 22 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. MSG 22 Then he gave his answer: "Go back and tell John what you have just seen and heard: The blind see, The lame walk, Lepers are cleansed, The deaf hear, The dead are raised, The wretched of the earth have God's salvation hospitality extended to them. ESV 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me." MSG 23 "Is this what you were expecting? Then count yourselves fortunate!" ESV 24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? MSG 24 After John's messengers left to make their report, Jesus said more about John to the crowd of people. "What did you expect when you went out to see him in the wild? A weekend camper? ESV 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. MSG 25 Hardly. What then? A sheik in silk pajamas? Not in the wilderness, not by a long shot. ESV 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. MSG 26 What then? A messenger from God? That's right, a messenger! Probably the greatest messenger you'll ever hear. ESV 27 This is he of whom it is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.' MSG 27 He is the messenger Malachi announced when he wrote, I'm sending my messenger on ahead To make the road smooth for you. ESV 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." MSG 28 "Let me lay it out for you as plainly as I can: No one in history surpasses John the Baptizer, but in the kingdom he prepared you for, the lowliest person is ahead of him. ESV 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,having been baptized with the baptism of John, MSG 29 The ordinary and disreputable people who heard John, by being baptized by him into the kingdom, are the clearest evidence; ESV 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) MSG 30 the Pharisees and religious officials would have nothing to do with such a baptism, wouldn't think of giving up their place in line to their inferiors. ESV 31 "To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? MSG 31 "How can I account for the people of this generation? ESV 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.' MSG 32 They're like spoiled children complaining to their parents, 'We wanted to skip rope and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk but you were always too busy.' ESV 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' MSG 33 John the Baptizer came fasting and you called him crazy. ESV 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' MSG 34 The Son of Man came feasting and you called him a lush. ESV 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children." MSG 35 Opinion polls don't count for much, do they? The proof of the pudding is in the eating." Anointing His Feet

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