Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"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.
They said, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
They said to him, "John the Baptist; others say Elijah, and others that you are one of the prophets."
And people came to him in great numbers, and they said of him, "John did not show any sign in proof of his mission, but all that he said about this man was true."
When Jesus heard it, he quietly retired by boat to a secluded place. And the crowds heard of it and followed him on foot from the towns.