When John's messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John,"What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
She said, "No one, Lord."Jesus said,"Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."John 7:53-John 8-11.
Many came to him. They said, "John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true."
Therefore it also was "credited to him for righteousness."Genesis 15:6
it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger."Genesis 25:23
to whom it was said, "your offspring will be accounted as from Isaac";Genesis 21:12
Or don't you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, "The two", he says, "will become one flesh."Genesis 2:24
But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.Genesis 1:27
'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God, 'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.'Genesis 15:13-14
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."Genesis 15:6
For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son."Genesis 18:10,14
saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."Genesis 22:17
and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?'Genesis 2:24
"For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh."Genesis 2:24
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness"; and he was called the friend of God.Genesis 15:6
As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.Genesis 17:5
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed."Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
He answered,"Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,Genesis 1:27
Besides hope, Abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your offspring be."Genesis 15:5
So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.Genesis 2:7
However what does the Scripture say? "Throw out the servant and her son, for the son of the servant will not inherit with the son of the free woman."Genesis 21:10
Neither, because they are Abraham's offspring, are they all children. But, "your offspring will be accounted as from Isaac."Genesis 21:12
seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.Genesis 1:3
You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'In your offspring
will all the families of the earth be blessed.'Genesis 22:18; 26:4
and the two will become one flesh,Genesis 2:24so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
and said to him, 'Get out of your land, and from your relatives, and come into a land which I will show you.'Genesis 12:1
For he has said this somewhere about the seventh day, "God rested on the seventh day from all his works";Genesis 2:2
John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"
There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
When the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptizer has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?'"
But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.
the baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?"
Again, the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples,
For John was not yet thrown into prison.
You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
He said, "Into what then were you baptized?"They said, "Into John's baptism."
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
She went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?"She said, "The head of John the Baptizer."
The baptism of John-was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me."
His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called John."
added this also to them all, that he shut up John in prison.
The disciples of John told him about all these things.
He sent Peter and John, saying,"Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat."
John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'"
John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
Peter, fastening his eyes on him, with John, said, "Look at us."
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
Jesus answered them,"Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:
They said, "Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.
But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."
For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
They told him, "John the Baptizer, and others say Elijah, but others: one of the prophets."
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."
When the ten heard it, they began to be indignant towards James and John.
If we should say, 'From men'"-they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet.
John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?"
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and there he stayed.
that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke,"Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."John 6:39
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also.
In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples
But Herod, when he heard this, said, "This is John, whom I beheaded. He has risen from the dead."
He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John."They all marveled.
As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ,
Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" He sought to see him.
They answered, "'John the Baptizer,' but others say, 'Elijah,' and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again."
This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
John also was baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were baptized.
beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these one must become a witness with us of his resurrection."
But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to Israel.
and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptizer. He is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in him."
She, being prompted by her mother, said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptizer."
When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots,Psalm 22:18 and John 19:24]
In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed.
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John's baptism.
For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
About eight days after these sayings, he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.
John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with some Jews about purification.
They came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, the same baptizes, and everyone is coming to him."
Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive gifts for the needy.
When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed God's word in the Jewish synagogues. They had also John as their attendant.
Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus."
John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;
As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John,"What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.
Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of God's Kingdom,
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."
When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?"
The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the Good News of God's Kingdom is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,
you yourselves know what happened, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
As John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.
King Herod heard this, for his name had become known, and he said, "John the Baptizer has risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him."
She came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptizer on a platter."
Simon, whom he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew;
When he came to the house, he didn't allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother.
Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John's head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,
But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them John who was called Mark.
Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.
For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.
As the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them.
This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John.
This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, John,
Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.
Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn't even repent afterward, that you might believe him.
I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said,'John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit.'
They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"
"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in God's Kingdom is greater than he."
James the son of Zebedee; and John, the brother of James, (whom he called them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder);
When he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples."
Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.'John 13:16If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did many things, and he heard him gladly.
He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.Jesus said to Simon,"Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive."
John answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,
The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?"They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
Jesus answered them,"Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Jesus answered him,"Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew,
John 3:7 (anothen) also means "again" and "from above".he can't see God's Kingdom."
When they had come in, they went up into the upper room, where they were staying; that is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.
I John, your brother and partner with you in the oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in Christ Jesus, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of God's Word and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John, for the works which the Father gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Father has sent me.
Now I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me these things.
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone who doesn't follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow us."
Annas the high priest was there, with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and as many as were relatives of the high priest.
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his offspring.
He doesn't say, "To descendants
", as of many, but as of one, "To your offspring
", which is Christ.Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 24:7
Then John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"