Matthew 11:9

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But what went ye out for to see? A Prophet? yea, I say vnto you, and more then a Prophet.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But why did you go out? to see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
- Basic English Bible

But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet:
- Darby Bible

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

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
- Weymouth Bible

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.
- World English Bible

But what thing wenten ye out to se? a prophete? Yhe, Y seie to you, and more than a prophete.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:9


11:9 More than a prophet - For the prophets only pointed me out afar off; but John was my immediate forerunner.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:9


Mt 11:9 More than a prophet. He was more than a prophet, because he was a reformer, forerunner and way-preparer, as well as prophet. No other prophet ever had so honored an office.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:27 ---ALL THINGS---ARE DELIVERED UNTO ME OF MY FATHER AND --NO MAN-- KNOWETH THE SON BUT THE FATHER NEITHER KNOWETH ANY MAN THE FATHER SAVE THE SON AND HE TO WHOMSOEVER THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM ***1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND --- ONE MEDIATOR --- BETWEEN GOD AND MAN --- THE MAN JESUS CHRIST
  • Insight777
    V11, John the Baptist was less than Jesus. John was shown how to cleanse sin, he had Holy Spirit but not all the powers of God. He was baptized, forgiven of sin. It is possible that he harbored negative thoughts towards people that refused baptism and true Gospel.Thoughts of frustration and weakness of his own power to help sinners is short of perfection. Jesus is perfect, his kingdom is perfect.
  • A disciple
    "Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." Does this suggest that we can be the least in our Christianity? or rather, that the littlest one among those born from above...? For with these things the Lord rebukes those most blessed, but who repented not.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:20 THEN BEGAN HE TO UPBRAID THE CITIES WHEREIN MOST OF HIS MIGHTY WORKS WERE DONE BECAUSE THEY REPENTED NOT***TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 --- TEACHING US --- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT LIFE ---
  • A disciple
    The three Abrahamic Religions idea or slogan, is false! Abraham was called out from Ur of the Chaldees, to sever him from the heathen cult of Nimrod worship/Islam. Israel is for now not right with the Lord their God, denying and persecuting the Name of the only begotten Son of God; so God hides from them. Those who are Believers in Jesus Christ, are walking in the Spirit and the faith of Abraham.
  • Insight777
    There are 3 main religions today that believe in Abraham and the promise of the kingdom of God for their followers. These religions differ in doctrine so they oppose each other. Violent believers in their God of Abraham fight the others trying to take the kingdom of God by force. The door to the kingdom is Jesus, the Son of God. The violent do not believe Jesus is Savior so they are not saved.

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