Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What did you expect to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? Look, people who wear fancy clothes live in kings' palaces.
John wore clothing made of camel's hair and he had a leather belt around his waist. He ate grasshoppers and wild honey.
He will go on ahead of the Messiah [See verse 76], in the spirit and power of Elijah, to rekindle the affections of fathers for their children, and [to influence] disobedient people to live wisely like righteous people. And he will prepare the people to be ready for [the coming of] the Lord."
And I will give [authority] to my two witnesses and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, wearing sackcloth" [i.e., a black, coarse cloth made of goat's hair].
For when John came, he did not eat or drink [on festive occasions] and people said, 'He is dominated by an evil spirit.'
And he will influence many Israelites to turn to the Lord their God.