The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 7:18–30

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18  Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things.

18  And the disciples of John told him of all these things.

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19  And summoning two of his disciples, John sent [them] to Jesus, saying, "Are You the Coming [One], or do we look for another?"

19  And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

19  So John called two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus, and said, Are you the one who is to come? or are we to expect another one?

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20  And when they came to Him, the men said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, 'Are You the Coming [One], or do we look for another?' "

20  And they came to Jesus and said to him, John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, Are you the one who is to come? or are we to expect another one?

20  When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

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21  And in that very hour He healed many from diseases, and torments, and evil spirits; and to many blind [people] He granted sight.

21  In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and on many that were blind he bestowed sight.

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22  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: that the blind regain sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor are evangelized.

22  And he answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye have seen and heard; the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good tidings preached to them.

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23  And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."

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24  Now when John's messengers had departed, He began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What have you gone out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

24  And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken with the wind?

24  When JohnÆs disciples had gone, Jesus began to speak to the people concerning John, What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed which is shaken by the wind?

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25  But what have you gone out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in royal [palaces].

25  But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings` courts.

25  If not so, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Behold, those who wear fine clothes and live delicately are in kingsÆ houses.

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26  But what have you gone out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

26  Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Certainly, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

26  And if not so, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

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27  This is he about whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.'

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28  "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."

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29  And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John.

29  And all the people who heard it, even the publicans, justified themselves before God, for they were baptized with the baptism of John.

29  And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

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30  But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves, because they had not been baptized by him.