New Living Translation
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.
King James Bible
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet:
World English Bible
But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.
Young's Literal Translation
'But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:9 More than a prophet - For the prophets only pointed me out afar off; but John was my immediate forerunner.
LibraryMessiah's Easy Yoke
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. T hough the influence of education and example, may dispose us to acknowledge the Gospel to be a revelation from God; it can only be rightly understood, or duly prized, by those persons who feel themselves in the circumstances of distress, which it is designed to relieve. No Israelite would think of fleeing to a city of refuge (Joshua 20:2. …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Yoke of Christ.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 2, "Now when John Heard in the Prison the Works of the Christ, He Sent by his Disciples,
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 25, "I Thank Thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that Thou Didst Hide These Things From
Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people with expensive clothes live in palaces.
Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.
But if we say it was merely human, we'll be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet."
"And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet."
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