What
Matthew 11:7
As these men were going [away], Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Matthew 11:8
"But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft [clothing]? Those who wear soft [clothing] are in kings' palaces!
wilderness
Luke 1:80
And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
Luke 3:2
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
Matthew 3:1-5
1
Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
2
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
3
For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, "THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!'"
4
Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
5
Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan;
Mark 1:4
John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:5
And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
John 1:23
He said, "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
A reed
Genesis 49:4
"Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence, Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled [it]-- he went up to my couch.
2 Corinthians 1:17-20
17
Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no [at the same time]?
18
But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.
19
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us-- by me and Silvanus and Timothy-- was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.
20
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
Ephesians 4:14
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
James 1:6-8
6
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
7
For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
8
[being] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
2 Peter 2:17
These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.
2 Peter 3:17
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,