Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
The same came for a testimony, that he might testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through him.
"Verily I say to you, there has not arisen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Immerser; yet he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
for he will be great before the Lord; and he will drink no wine nor strong drink; and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."
2 Peter 1:19
And we have the more sure prophetic word, to which ye do well to take heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the Morning Star arise in your hearts;
From this time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
Then were going forth to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round about the Jordan,
And, as these were going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind?
And he that was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightway with joy receives it;
But, if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet."
for Herod was fearing John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he was preserving him.
Where, then, is your benedictions for me? For I bear you witness that, if possible, plucking out your eyes, ye would have given them to me!