He began to speak to the
multitudes concerning
John: “What did you go
out into the wilderness to
see? A reed shaken by
the wind?  But what did
you go out to see? A man
clothed in soft garments?
Indeed those who are
gorgeously appareled
and live in luxury are in
kings’ courts.  But what
did you go out to see? A
prophet? Yes, I say to
you, and more than a
prophet.  This is he of
whom it is written:

‘ Behold, I send My
messenger before Your
Who will prepare Your
way before You.’

For I say to you, among
those born of women
there is not a greater
prophet than John the
Baptist;  but he who is
least in the kingdom of
God is greater than he.”
Luke 7:24-28