Luke 7:26
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English Standard Version
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

King James Bible
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

American Standard Version
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

English Revised Version
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Webster's Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament
But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Aye, I tell you, and far more than a Prophet.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A prophet (προφήτην)

The popular conception of a prophet is limited to his foretelling future events. This is indeed included in the term, but does not cover its meaning entirely. The word is from φημί, to speak, and πρό, before, in front of. This meaning of the preposition may have reference to time, viz., before, beforehand; or to place, viz., in front of, and so, publicly; and this latter meaning, in turn, easily runs into that of in behalf of; for. The prophet is, therefore, primarily, one who speaks standing before another, and thus forming a medium between him and the hearer. This sense runs naturally into that of instead of. Hence it is the technical term for the interpreter of a divine message. So Plato: "For this reason it is customary to appoint diviners or interpreters to be judges of the true inspiration. Some persons call them diviners, seers (μάντεις); they do not know that they are only repeaters of dark sayings and visions, and are not to be called diviners at all, but interpreters (προφῆται) of things divine" ("Timaeus," 72). Similarly of an advocate to speak for, or instead of one. The central idea of the word is, one to whom God reveals himself and through whom he speaks. The revelation may or may not relate to the future. The prophet is a forth-teller, not necessarily a foreteller. The essence of the prophetic character is immediate intercourse with God. One of the Hebrew names for "prophet," and, as some maintain, the earlier name, signified a shewer or seer. See 1 Samuel 9:10; and in 1 Corinthians 14:26-30, Paul shows that revelation stands in necessary connection with prophesying.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A prophet.

Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

and.

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.

See on

Matthew 11:9-14 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet...

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

*etc:

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Cross References
Luke 7:25
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.

Luke 7:27
This is he of whom it is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'

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