John 1:25

And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptize you then, if you are not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet?
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
And they asked him, &c. "These Pharisees," says S. Cyril, in their arrogancy insult John , as though they said, Neither Elias, nor Eliseus, nor any of the other prophets dared to take upon themselves the office of baptizing. With what face then, or boldness, dost thou, who art not a prophet, arrogate this office to thyself?"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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