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

New Living Translation
John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when they say, Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way before you.'

English Standard Version
This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’

Berean Study Bible
This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.’

Berean Literal Bible
This is he concerning whom it has been written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare Your way before You.'

New American Standard Bible
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'

King James Bible
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Christian Standard Bible
This is the one about whom it is written: See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.

Contemporary English Version
In the Scriptures, God calls John his messenger and says, "I am sending my messenger ahead of you to get things ready for you."

Good News Translation
For John is the one of whom the scripture says: 'God said, I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the one it is written about: Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.

International Standard Version
This is the man about whom it is written, 'See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'

NET Bible
This is the one about whom it is written, 'Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'

New Heart English Bible
This is he of whom it is written, 'Look, I send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“This is he about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face to prepare the way before you.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John is the one about whom Scripture says, 'I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare the way in front of you.'

New American Standard 1977
“This is the one about whom it is written, ‘BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER BEFORE YOUR FACE, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

King James 2000 Bible
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.

American King James Version
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.

American Standard Version
This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Darby Bible Translation
This is he concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;

English Revised Version
This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is he, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Weymouth New Testament
John is the man about whom it is written, 'See, I am sending My messenger before thy face, and he shall make ready thy way before thee.'

World English Bible
This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'

Young's Literal Translation
this is he concerning whom it hath been written, Lo, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;
Study Bible
Jesus Testifies about John
26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.’ 28I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John, yet even the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”…
Cross References
Malachi 3:1
"Behold, I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple--the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight--see, He is coming," says the LORD of Hosts.

Matthew 11:10
This is the one about whom it is written: 'Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.'

Mark 1:2
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way."

Luke 1:76
And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways,

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

Luke 7:28
I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John, yet even the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Treasury of Scripture

This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.

Behold.

Luke 1:15-17,76
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb…

Isaiah 40:3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Malachi 3:1
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.







Lexicon
This
οὗτός (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is the one
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

whom
οὗ (hou)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

it is written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

‘Behold,
Ἰδοὺ (Idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

I will send
ἀποστέλλω (apostellō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

messenger
ἄγγελόν (angelon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

ahead of You,
πρὸ (pro)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4253: A primary preposition; 'fore', i.e. In front of, prior to.

who
Ὃς (Hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

will prepare
κατασκευάσει (kataskeuasei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2680: From kata and a derivative of skeuos; to prepare thoroughly; by implication, to construct, create.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

way
ὁδόν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

before
ἔμπροσθέν (emprosthen)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1715: From en and pros; in front of (literally or figuratively) or time).

You.’
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
Verse 27. - This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. He quietly answers the question surging up in the listeners' hearts. No; not Messiah, but his forerunner. Centuries ago the mission of this John was foretold, and exactly described by one of the well-known and honoured prophet line. They who were listening, many of them, knew the words well, as the Teacher quoted from the great Malachi. The old ring of the famous prediction was unchanged; perhaps few of the by-standers noticed the slight alteration which was made by Jesus as he quoted. But in after-days the deep significance of the seemingly trifling change, we may well imagine, was the subject of many a deep solemn hour of meditation among the twelve and the early leaders of the faith. The words in Malachi 3.1 stand thus: "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me." Our Lord so changes the text that, instead of "before me," it reads with this slight difference, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee." The Lord who speaks by the prophets in Malachi announces himself as the coming angel of the covenant: "my messenger shall prepare the way before me;" but this, the Lord who is come as the Son of man, may not as yet openly declare; it is enough that by the thrice-repeated σοῦ ("thy face," "thy way," "before thee"), he signifies that he is marked out and referred to by the Father. See how, without directly uttering it, he nevertheless announces his ἐω εἰμι ("I am he") in his sublime humility (so Stier, 'Words of the Lord Jesus'). Godet presents the same thought from another point of view: "In the prophet's eyes he who was sending, and he before whom the way was to be prepared, were one and the same Person, Jehovah. Hence the ' before me' of Malachi. But for Jesus, who is speaking of himself, and never confounds himself with the Father, a distinction became necessary. It is not Jehovah speaking of himself but Jehovah speaking to Jesus; hence the form 'before thee.'" 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.
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