and they
Matthew 11:9-15
9
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
10
This is the one it is written about: Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.
11
"I assure you: Among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.
13
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John;
14
if you're willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who is to come.
15
Anyone who has ears should listen!
Matthew 21:23-25
23
When He entered the temple complex, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to Him as He was teaching and said, "By what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority?"
24
Jesus answered them, "I will also ask you one question, and if you answer it for Me, then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25
Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from men?" They began to argue among themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
Matthew 21:32-25
Mark 9:12
"Elijah does come first and restores everything," He replied. "How then is it written about the Son of Man that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Mark 9:13
But I tell you that Elijah really has come, and they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it is written about him."
Mark 11:30-32
30
Was John's baptism from heaven or from men? Answer Me."
31
They began to argue among themselves: "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
32
But if we say, 'From men' "-- they were afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought that John was a genuine prophet.
Luke 7:33
For John the Baptist did not come eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon!'
John 1:11
He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.
John 5:32-36
32
There is Another who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony He gives about Me is valid.
33
You have sent [messengers] to John, and he has testified to the truth.
34
I don't receive man's testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
35
John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light.
36
"But I have a greater testimony than John's because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.
Acts 13:24-28
24
Before He came to public attention, John had previously proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25
Then as John was completing his life work, he said, 'Who do you think I am? I am not the One. But look! Someone is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on His feet.'
26
"Brothers, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.
27
For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.
28
Though they found no grounds for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have Him killed.
but
Matthew 11:2
When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent [a message] by his disciples
Matthew 14:3-10
3
For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
4
since John had been telling him, "It's not lawful for you to have her!"
5
Though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, since they regarded him as a prophet.
6
But when Herod's birthday celebration came, Herodias' daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.
7
So he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
8
And prompted by her mother, she answered, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter!"
9
Although the king regretted it, he commanded that it be granted because of his oaths and his guests.
10
So he sent orders and had John beheaded in the prison.
Mark 6:14-28
14
King Herod heard of this, because Jesus' name had become well known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that's why supernatural powers are at work in him."
15
But others said, "He's Elijah." Still others said, "He's a prophet-- like one of the prophets."
16
When Herod heard of it, he said, "John, the one I beheaded, has been raised!"
17
For Herod himself had given orders to arrest John and to chain him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.
18
John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife!"
19
So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But she could not,
20
because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.
21
Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee.
22
When Herodias' own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me whatever you want, and I'll give it to you."
23
So he swore oaths to her: "Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
24
Then she went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" "John the Baptist's head!" she said.
25
Immediately she hurried to the king and said, "I want you to give me John the Baptist's head on a platter-- right now!"
26
Though the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her.
27
The king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring John's head. So he went and beheaded him in prison,
28
brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother.
Luke 3:19
But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him about Herodias, his brother's wife, and about all the evil things Herod had done,
Luke 3:20
added this to everything else-- he locked John up in prison.
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
Likewise
Matthew 16:21
From then on Jesus began to point out to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.
Isaiah 53:3-12
3
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was. He was like one people turned away from; He was despised, and we didn't value Him.
4
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.
5
But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.
6
We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the LORD has punished Him for the iniquity of us all.
7
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, He did not open His mouth.
8
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment; and who considered His fate? For He was cut off from the land of the living; He was struck because of My people's rebellion.
9
They made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man at His death, although He had done no violence and had not spoken deceitfully.
10
Yet the LORD was pleased to crush Him, and He made Him sick. When You make Him a restitution offering, He will see [His] seed, He will prolong His days, and the will of the LORD will succeed by His hand.
11
He will see [it] out of His anguish, and He will be satisfied with His knowledge. My righteous servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities.
12
Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion, and He will receive the mighty as spoil, because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.
Luke 9:21-25
21
But He strictly warned and instructed them to tell this to no one,
22
saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day."
23
Then He said to [them] all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
24
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it.
25
What is a man benefited if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself?
Acts 2:23
Though He was delivered up according to God's determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail Him to a cross and kill Him.
Acts 3:14
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked to have a murderer given to you.
Acts 3:15
And you killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this.
Acts 4:10
let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene-- whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead-- by Him this man is standing here before you healthy.