The message from the Baptist and the eulogy of Jesus

Mat 11:2-19

2 Now when John had news in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples
3 To say to him, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
4 And Jesus, answering, said to them, Go and give news to John of the things which you are seeing and hearing:
5 The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.
6 And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.
7 And when they were going away, Jesus, talking of John, said to all the people, What went you out into the waste land to see? a tall stem moving in the wind?
8 But what went you out to see? a man delicately clothed? Those who have fair robes are in kings’ houses.
9 But why did you go out? to see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
10 This is he of whom it has been said, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way before you.
11 Truly I say to you, Among the sons of women there has not been a greater than John the Baptist: but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is forcing its way in, and men of force take it.
13 For all the prophets and the law were in force till John.
14 And if you are able to see it, this is Elijah who was to come.
15 He who has ears, let him give ear.
16 But what comparison may I make of this generation? It is like children seated in the market-places, crying out to one another,
17 We made music for you and you did not take part in the dance; we gave cries of sorrow and you made no signs of grief.
18 For John came, taking no food or drink, and they say, He has an evil spirit.
19 The Son of man has come feasting, and they say, See, a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners! And wisdom is judged to be right by her works.

Luk 7:18-35

18 And the disciples of John gave him an account of all these things.
19 Then John sent two of his disciples to the Lord, saying, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
20 And when the men came to him they said, John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
21 At that time, he made a number of people free from their diseases and their pains, and from evil spirits; and to others who were blind he gave back the use of their eyes.
22 And answering them he said, Go back and give news to John of what you have seen, and the things which have come to your ears; the blind now see, those who had no power in their legs are walking, lepers are made clean, those who had no hearing now have their ears open, dead men come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.
23 And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.
24 And when the men who were sent by John had gone away, he said to the people, about John, What did you go out into the waste land to see? a tall stem moving in the wind?
25 But what did you go out to see? a man in soft clothing? See now, those who have beautiful clothing and delicate food are in kings’ houses.
26 But what did you go out to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it has been said, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way before you.
28 I say to you, Among all the sons of women, not one is greater than John: but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people, and the tax-farmers, to whom John had given baptism, when they had knowledge of these things, gave glory to God.
30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were against the purpose of God for themselves, not having had his baptism.
31 What comparison am I to make of the men of this generation? what are they like?
32 They are like children who are seated in the market-place, crying out to one another, and saying, We made music for you, but you did not take part in the dance; we gave cries of sorrow, but you were not sad.
33 For John the Baptist came, taking no food or drink, and you say, He has an evil spirit.
34 The Son of man came feasting, and you say, Here is a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners.
35 But wisdom is judged to be right by all her children.

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