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.
This will bring gladness and delight to you, and many will rejoice over his birth.
John said to them all, "I am only baptizing you in water, but someone is coming who is stronger than I am, whose shoes I am not fit to untie. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.
and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child on my account is welcoming me, and whoever welcomes me, welcomes him who has sent me. For it is the lowliest among you all who is really great."
And he turned to his disciples when they were alone, and said, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!
"I tell you, among men born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has ever appeared. And yet those who are of little importance in the Kingdom of Heaven are greater than he.
But blessed are your eyes, for they do see, and your ears, for they do hear.
To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,
In it, by divine appointment, I became a worker, that I might preach among you the message of God in its fulness??26 that secret, hidden from the ages and generations, but now disclosed to those who are consecrated to him,
Yet though they all gained God's approval by their faith, they none of them received what he had promised,
1 Peter 1:10
About this salvation the prophets who prophesied of the blessing that was destined for you made the most careful investigation,