who will prepare your way before you.
I tell you the truth:
Among those born of women
there has not risen anyone greater
than John the Baptist;
yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven
is greater than he.
From the days of John the Baptist
the kingdom of heaven
has been forcefully advancing,
and forceful men lay hold of it.
For all the Prophets and the Law
prophesied until John.
And if you are willing to accept it,
he is the Elijah who was to come.
He who has ears, let him hear.
~ Matthew 11