New American Standard Bible
and said to Him, "Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?"
King James Bible
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
Darby Bible Translation
and said to him, Art thou the coming one? or are we to wait for another?
World English Bible
and said to him, "Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?"
Young's Literal Translation
said to him, 'Art thou He who is coming, or for another do we look?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Art thou he that should come? - That is, Art thou the Messiah, or the Christ? The Jews expected a Saviour. His coming had been long foretold, Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 9:1-6; Isaiah 11:1-5; Isaiah 35:4-6; Isaiah 53:1-12; Daniel 9:24-27. See also John 6:14. Compare Deuteronomy 18:18-19. In common language, therefore, he was familiarly described as "he that was to come." Luke adds here Luke 7:21, that at the time when the messengers came to him, Jesus "cured many of their infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits." An answer was therefore ready to the inquiries of John.
LibraryChrist's Strange Thanksgiving
'I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.' --MATT. xi. 25. When Jesus was about to cure one dumb man, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and sighed. Sorrow filled His soul in the act of working deliverance. The thought of the depth of the miseries He had come to heal, and of the ocean of them which He was then diminishing but by one poor drop, saddened Him. When Jesus thought of the woes that had …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Rest for the Weary
The Meek and Lowly One
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you hear and see:
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'
Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."
She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world."
FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.
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