John too was informed of all this by his disciples. Summoning two of their number, he sent them to the Lord with this message: "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect some other?"
The messengers made their way to Jesus, and said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you. He asks, 'Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect some other?'"
There and then he cured many sufferers from diseases, plagues, and evil spirits; and on many blind people he restored sight. Then he gave them his answer: "Go," he said, "and tell John what you have seen and heard: how the blind recover their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are clean, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, the poor are hearing the good news-- and happy is the man who does not find me a stumbling-block."