2When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 4Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”
7As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ 11Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Translation: Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent, through his disciples, and said to him, "Are you the coming one, or should we look for another?" And Jesus answered and said to them, "Go tell John what you here and see: the blind ones look up, the lame ones walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf ones hear, and the dead ones are raised, and the destitute ones are brought a joyful message, and blessed is anyone not scandalized by me."
But as they were going away, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by wind? But what did you go out to perceive? Someone dressed in soft clothing? Behold, the ones wearing soft clothing (are) in the houses of kings. For what did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face who will prepare your way before you.' Truly I say to you, in those born of women, there has not been raised a greater than John the Baptist, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."