Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

The child

His

Bible References

The child

Luke 1:15
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and he will not drink any wine or intoxicating drinks [Note: This restriction suggests that John may have taken the special vow of consecration making him a "Nazarite"]. And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.
Luke 2:40
And the child [i.e., Jesus] grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom and God's favor was upon Him.

And was

Matthew 3:1
In those days, John the Immerser went into the desert of Judea preaching [to Jews], saying,
Matthew 11:7
As the messengers [sent by John. See Luke 7:27] went on their way, Jesus began to talk to the crowds about John. [He said], "What did you expect to see when you went out into the desert? A tall stem swaying in the wind?
Mark 1:3
from Isa. 40:3], "Look, I am sending my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the way for you.

His

John 1:31
And I would not have recognized Him, but I came immersing people in water so that He would become known to the Israelites."