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  JESUS  PRAISES  JOHN 
76 Matt 11   Mark   76 Luke 7 76  Thom  78 
7 As   24 When    
  they     the messengers of John    
  went away,     had gone,    
  Jesus began to speak     he began to speak

1

Jesus said:
  to the crowds     to the crowds    
  concerning John:     concerning John:    
  "What did you go out   25 "What did you go out

 

"Why have you come out 
  into the wilderness     into the wilderness   into the countryside?
  to behold?     to behold?

2

To see
  A reed     A reed   a reed
  shaken by the wind?     shaken by the wind?   shaken by the wind?
8 Why then did you go out?     What then did you go out    
  To see     to see?   And to see
  a man clothed     A man clothed   a man clothed
  in soft raiment?     in soft clothing?   in soft clothing
            like your rulers
            and your powerful one?
  Behold,     Behold,    
  those who wear     those who are 

3

They are dressed 
  soft raiment     gorgeously appareled   in soft clothes
        and live in luxury    
  are in kings' houses.     are in kings' courts.    
            and they cannot
            understand the truth."
9 Why then did you go out?   26 What then did you go out    
  To see     to see?    
  a prophet?     A prophet?    
  Yes, I tell you,     Yes, I tell you,    
  and more than a prophet.     and more than a prophet.    
10 This is he   27 This is he    
  of whom it is written,     of whom it is written,    
  'Behold,     'Behold,    
  I send my messenger     I send my messenger    
  before thy face,     before thy face,    
  who shall prepare thy way     who shall prepare thy way    
  before thee.'     before thee.'

76

Thom 46

11 Truly, I say to you,   28 I tell you,

1

And Jesus said:
            "From Adam
            to John the Baptist
  among those     among those   among those
  born of women     born of women   born of women
  there has arisen          
  no one greater     none is greater   no one is so much greater
  than John the Baptist;     than John;   than John the Baptist;
            that his eyes
            should not be averted.
  yet     yet

2

But I have said that
  he who is least     he who is least   whoever among you
            becomes a child
            will recognize
  in the kingdom of heaven     in the kingdom of God   the [Father's] kingdom
            and
  is greater than he."     is greater than he."   will be greater than John."

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel element in this gospel.
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