|24 " When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings' courts.
26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'
28 " For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist;