New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:10 my messenger. The Lord here is quoting Malachi 3:1, confirming the unique nature and mission of John the Baptist.
11:11 not risen a greater. Thus, John was greater than Noah, Job, Abraham, Moses, David, Daniel, or any other of the ancient men of God. It is remarkable that John has been so largely ignored by modern expositors.
11:11 greater than he. Since Old Testament believers will surely participate in the coming kingdom, this comment of the Lord’s must relate to the future state of all who share in the kingdom of heaven. In that day, they will have resurrected bodies like that of Christ Himself, and even conform to His moral perfection.