Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
And I tell you, among [all] those born of women, there is no one greater than John [the Immerser], yet the least significant person in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
Now Herod wanted to have him put to death, [but hesitated], fearing the crowd, because they considered John to be a prophet.
But if we say, 'from men,' we are afraid the crowd will oppose us because they all consider John to be a prophet."
But, should we say 'from men' [instead]?" Now they feared the people, for all of them considered John to be a true prophet.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest [i.e., God], and the Lord will give Him the throne of His forefather King David.
But love your enemies and do good things to them; and lend to them without expecting it to be returned, and your reward [i.e., from God] will be great and you will be [considered] sons of the Highest [i.e., God]. For He is kind to unthankful and evil people [as well].
She followed Paul and us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Supreme God and they are proclaiming to you the way to be saved."
And he will influence many Israelites to turn to the Lord their God.
This was according to what is written in the book containing the words of Isaiah, the prophet [Isa. 40:3ff], "The voice of a man who speaks out in the desert [urging people] to make the road for the Lord ready [for Him to travel]; to make a straight pathway for Him [to walk on].
For this is the man who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, who said, [Isa. 40:3], "[It is] the voice of a man who speaks out in the desert, [urging people to] make the road for the Lord ready [for Him to travel]; to make a straight pathway for Him [to walk on]."
He is the one about whom it was written [Mal. 3:1], 'Look, I [will] send my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the pathway in front of you.'
It was even written in Isaiah, the prophet [Note: Verse
He replied, "I am the voice of a man who is calling out in the desert, [urging people to] 'Make the road for the Lord straight,' as Isaiah the prophet said, [Isa. 40:3]."
You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one] but [rather] that I was sent [by God] ahead of Him.'
His coming occurred after John [the Immerser] had preached to Israel that those who repented should be immersed [as evidence that they had done so].