But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are to little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient...
"And when the men came to him [Jesus], they said "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'"
"Behold, I send my messenger, ahd he will prepare the way before me."
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our ways to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may...
Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.