Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
among whom we also all once lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the will of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest;
"I, indeed, immerse you in water unto repentance, but He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear, He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and fire;
for he will be great before the Lord; and he will drink no wine nor strong drink; and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."
He was a lamp that was burning and shining; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
and said to them, "Whosoever shall receive this child in My name, receives Me; and whosoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for he that is least among you all, the same is great."
John testifies concerning Him, and has cried, saying, "This was He of Whom I said, 'He That cometh after me hath become before me, because He was before me;'"
He must increase, but I must decrease.
1 Corinthians 6:4
If, then, ye have tribunals pertaining to this life, do ye set those to judge who are set at nought in the assembly?
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.
To me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to proclaim, to the gentiles, the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of Christ;
But this He spake concerning the Spirit, Whom those who believed on Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
And many came to Him, and said, "John, indeed, did no sign, but all things, whatsoever John spake concerning this Man, were true."
Now to Him Who is able to establish you, according to my Gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept in silence during eternal ages,
the mystery which has been hidden from the ages and from the generations, but was now made manifest to His saints;
2 Timothy 1:10
but now made manifest through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus; Who abolished death, and brought to light life and incorruption through the Gospel;
God having provided something better concerning us, that, apart from us, they should not be made perfect.
1 Peter 1:10
concerning which salvation the prophets earnestly sought and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you;
Then were going forth to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round about the Jordan,