but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”
From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, “ John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him.”
And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.”
But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’
But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone,
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
There is another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead— by this name this man stands here before you in good health.
Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
after John had proclaimed before His coming a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.