Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
and said to them,
“ Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,
And all these, having
gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
1 Peter 1:10
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,