Luke 7:26
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New International Version
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

New Living Translation
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.

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

New American Standard Bible
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.

King James Bible
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What then 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!

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a Prophet.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Really, what did you go to see? A prophet? Let me tell you that he is far more than a prophet.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

King James 2000 Bible
But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

American King James Version
But what went you out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Darby Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and [what is] more excellent than a prophet.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament
But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Aye, I tell you, and far more than a Prophet.

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

Young's Literal Translation
'But what have ye gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. The great Teacher proceeds in his discourse. From the scene and the surroundings - the reeds of the banks of Jordan - he went on to speak of the great Jordan preacher, so unlike, in spite of this one weak wavering hour, the reeds in the midst of which he preached. Jesus thus painted the grave, austere man, first in his stern enmity to the seductive magnificence of a court-life, then in his severe austerity as regards himself. Who, then, was he - this preacher to whom the people had resorted in such crowds to see and hear? Was he a prophet? was he one more of those men who in past ages had been the salt which preserved Israel from decay? Yes; that is what he was, that true great one - a prophet in the deepest, truest sense of the word. Ah! higher still, went on the Teacher, John was much more than a prophet. What then? and the by-standers marvelled; what more could he be? Was he, peradventure, the Messiah?

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But what went ye out for to see?.... What led your curiosity to go into the wilderness after him, since it could not be any of the above things? was it to see

a prophet? which was the case; for John was a prophet, and was known to be one; and the fame of him, as such, drew vast numbers to see and hear him, there not having been a prophet among the Jews, for some hundreds of years:

yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet; not that he was the prophet Moses did say should come; nor was he the priest that should arise with the "Urim" and "Thummim", that the "Tirshatha", Nehemiah spoke of; nor was he the king Messiah; but he was his forerunner, he saw him and baptized him, and so was greater than any of the prophets that went before him.



Luke 7:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Testifies about John
25"But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces! 26"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet. 27"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'…
Cross References
Luke 7:25
If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces.

Luke 7:27
This is the one about whom it is written: "'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
Treasury of Scripture

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

A prophet.

Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you …

Luke 20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they …

and.

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom …

See on

Matthew 11:9-14 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and …

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you …

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a …

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