Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and one more excellent than a prophet.

New American Standard Bible

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.

King James Version

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

Holman Bible

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.

International Standard Version

Really, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and even more than a prophet!

A Conservative Version

But what did ye go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

American Standard Version

But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Amplified

But what did you [really] go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one [more eminent, more remarkable, and] far more than a prophet [who foretells the future].

An Understandable Version

Why did you go out [to the desert]? To see a prophet? Yes, I should say [he was], and much more than a prophet.

Anderson New Testament

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Bible in Basic English

But why did you go out? to see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Common New Testament

Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Daniel Mace New Testament

or did you go to see a prophet? yes, and be assured, one superiour to a prophet.

Darby Translation

But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet:

Godbey New Testament

But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet:

Goodspeed New Testament

Then why did you go out there? Was it to see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet!

John Wesley New Testament

But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Julia Smith Translation

But what went ye out to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more eminent than a prophet.

King James 2000

But what went you out to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and even more than a prophet!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But what went ye out for to see? Went ye out to see a prophet? Yea I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

Moffatt New Testament

Come, why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.

Montgomery New Testament

"But why did you go? To see a prophet? I tell you, yes, and more than a prophet;

NET Bible

What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

New Heart English Bible

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

Noyes New Testament

But why did ye go out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Sawyer New Testament

But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

The Emphasized Bible

But why went ye forth? A prophet, to see? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Yet what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and abundantly more than a prophet.

Twentieth Century New Testament

What, then, did you go for? To see a Prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a Prophet.

Webster

But what went ye out to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.

Williams New Testament

If not, why did you go out there? To see a prophet?

World English Bible

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

Worrell New Testament

But why did ye go out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

Worsley New Testament

But what did ye indeed go out to see? a prophet? Yes, verily, and one superior to a prophet.

Youngs Literal Translation

But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

went ye out
ἐξέρχομαι 
Exerchomai 
go out, come, depart, go, go forth, come out, come forth,
Usage: 164

for to see
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

yea
ναί 
Nai 
Usage: 24

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, they who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and one more excellent than a prophet. 10 For this is the one of whom it is written, "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who shall prepare Your way before You."



Cross References

Luke 1:76

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest, for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,

Matthew 14:5

And when he desired to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matthew 11:13-14

For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

Matthew 17:12-13

But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they desired. Likewise also the Son of Man shall suffer from them.

Matthew 21:24-26

And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Mark 9:11-13

And they asked Him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

Luke 1:15-17

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall neither drink wine nor strong drink. And he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

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