Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, For you will go before the Lord to make his way ready,
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
Until John came, it was the Law and the Prophets. From that time the Kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone has been crowding into it.
Then why did you go out there? Was it to see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet!
And they went to John and said to him, "Master, the man who was with you across the Jordan, and to whom you yourself gave testimony, is baptizing, and everybody is going to him."
He was the lamp that burned and shone, and you were ready to be gladdened for a while by his light.
This is the man of whom the Scripture says, " 'Here I send my messenger on before you; He will prepare the road ahead of you.'