Matthew 11:9
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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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Wesley'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.

Matthew 11:9 Parallel Commentaries

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Messiah'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.
"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."--Matt. xi. 29, 30. These words, which are brought before us in the Gospel of to-day's festival[1], are also found in the address made to us upon Ash Wednesday, in which we are told that if we "return unto Him who is the merciful Receiver of all true penitent sinners, if we will take His easy yoke and light burden upon us, to follow Him
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

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,
1. The lesson of the Holy Gospel has set before us a question touching John the Baptist. May the Lord assist me to resolve it to you, as He hath resolved it to us. John was commended, as ye have heard, by the testimony of Christ, and in such terms commended, as that there had not risen a greater among those who were born of women. But a greater than he had been born of a Virgin. How much greater? Let the herald himself declare, how great the difference is between himself and his Judge, whose herald
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

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
1. When the Holy Gospel was being read, we heard that the Lord Jesus exulted in Spirit, and said, "I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." [2252] Thus much to begin [2253] with, we find before we pass on further, if we consider the words of the Lord with due attention, with diligence, and above all with piety, that we ought not invariably to understand when we read of "confession" in
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Cross References
Matthew 11:8
Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people with expensive clothes live in palaces.

Matthew 14:5
Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.

Matthew 21:26
But if we say it was merely human, we'll be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet."

Luke 1:76
"And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord.

Luke 20:6
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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