Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you hear and see:
Jesus told them, "Go back to John and tell him about what you have heard and seen––
Jesus told them, "Go back and tell John what's going on:
And Jesus, answering, said to them, Go and give news to John of the things which you are seeing and hearing:
Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:
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1 tn Grk “And answering, Jesus said to them.” This construction is somewhat redundant in English and has been simplified in the translation.
2 sn What you hear and see. The following activities all paraphrase various OT descriptions of the time of promised salvation: Isa 35:5-6; 26:19; 29:18-19; 61:1. Jesus is answering not by acknowledging a title, but by pointing to the nature of his works, thus indicating the nature of the time.