For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,
For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her.
Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.
Then the disciples of John came to him, saying,“ Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.And he said to them,“ Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said,“ No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”And he said,“ Into what then were you baptized?” They said,“ Into John’s baptism.”
But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done,
So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
( for John had not yet been put in prison).Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification.And they came to John and said to him,“ Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness— look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”John answered,“ A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.You yourselves bear me witness, that I said,‘ I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’
The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John,calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying,“ Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”And when the men had come to him, they said,“ John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying,‘ Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’”In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight.And he answered them,“ Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John:“ What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts.What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.This is he of whom it is written,“‘ Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”( When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John,but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)“ To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,“‘ We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say,‘ He has a demon.’The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say,‘ Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”