he sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?"
and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, "Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?"
He sent two of them to the Master to ask the question, "Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?"
Then John sent two of his disciples to the Lord, saying, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?"
And John, calling two of his disciples to him , sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"
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1 tc ‡ Although most
2 tn Grk “to Jesus, saying,” but since this takes the form of a question, it is preferable to use the phrase “to ask” in English.
3 sn Aspects of Jesus’ ministry may have led John to question whether Jesus was the promised stronger and greater one who is to come that he had preached about in Luke 3:15-17.