One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all!
You're not considering that it is to your advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
First they led Him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was advantageous that one man should die for the people.
Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John and Alexander, and all the members of the high-priestly family.
When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.
But his mother responded, "No! He will be called John."
Then they said to her, "None of your relatives has that name."
So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote: HIS NAME IS JOHN And they were all amazed.
The word of the LORD came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.
The word of the LORD came to me:
the word of the LORD came directly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar Canal. And the LORD's hand was on him there.
The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel.
When the LORD first spoke to Hosea, He said this to him: Go and marry a promiscuous wife and [have] children of promiscuity, for the whole land has been promiscuous by abandoning the LORD.
The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Moreshite-- what he saw regarding Samaria and Jerusalem in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
The word of the LORD that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.
The child grew up and became spiritually strong, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the LORD in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Wilderness of Judea
As these men went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind?
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight!"
He said, "I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord-- just as Isaiah the prophet said."