Isaiah 40:3
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New International Version
A voice of one calling: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

New Living Translation
Listen! It's the voice of someone shouting, "Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!

English Standard Version
A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

New American Standard Bible
A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

King James Bible
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the LORD in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.

International Standard Version
A voice cries out: 'In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; and in the desert a straight highway for our God.'

NET Bible
A voice cries out, "In the wilderness clear a way for the LORD; construct in the desert a road for our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A voice cries out in the desert: "Clear a way for the LORD. Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hark! one calleth: 'Clear ye in the wilderness the way of the LORD, Make plain in the desert A highway for our God.

New American Standard 1977
A voice is calling,
            “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness;
            Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

King James 2000 Bible
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

American King James Version
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

American Standard Version
The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.

Darby Bible Translation
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, make straight in the desert a highway for our God!

English Revised Version
The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Webster's Bible Translation
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

World English Bible
The voice of one who calls out, "Prepare the way of Yahweh in the wilderness! Make a level highway in the desert for our God.

Young's Literal Translation
A voice is crying -- in a wilderness -- Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, Make straight in a desert a highway to our God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:1-11 All human life is a warfare; the Christian life is the most so; but the struggle will not last always. Troubles are removed in love, when sin is pardoned. In the great atonement of the death of Christ, the mercy of God is exercised to the glory of his justice. In Christ, and his sufferings, true penitents receive of the Lord's hand double for all their sins; for the satisfaction Christ made by his death was of infinite value. The prophet had some reference to the return of the Jews from Babylon. But this is a small event, compared with that pointed out by the Holy Ghost in the New Testament, when John the Baptist proclaimed the approach of Christ. When eastern princes marched through desert countries, ways were prepared for them, and hinderances removed. And may the Lord prepare our hearts by the teaching of his word and the convictions of his Spirit, that high and proud thoughts may be brought down, good desires planted, crooked and rugged tempers made straight and softened, and every hinderance removed, that we may be ready for his will on earth, and prepared for his heavenly kingdom. What are all that belongs to fallen man, or all that he does, but as the grass and the flower thereof! And what will all the titles and possessions of a dying sinner avail, when they leave him under condemnation! The word of the Lord can do that for us, which all flesh cannot. The glad tidings of the coming of Christ were to be sent forth to the ends of the earth. Satan is the strong man armed; but our Lord Jesus is stronger; and he shall proceed, and do all that he purposes. Christ is the good Shepherd; he shows tender care for young converts, weak believers, and those of a sorrowful spirit. By his word he requires no more service, and by his providence he inflicts no more trouble, than he will strengthen them for. May we know our Shepherd's voice, and follow him, proving ourselves his sheep.
Study Bible
Prepare the Way for the Lord
2"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins." 3A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. 4"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;…
Cross References
Matthew 3:3
This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.'"

Mark 1:3
"A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.'"

Luke 3:4
as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight paths for Him.'

John 1:23
John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet: "I am a voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'"

Psalm 68:4
Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.

Isaiah 11:16
And there will be a highway from Assyria For the remnant of His people who will be left, Just as there was for Israel In the day that they came up out of the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 35:8
A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

Isaiah 40:4
"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

Malachi 3:1
"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:5
"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

the voice

Matthew 3:1-3 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea…

Mark 1:2-5 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before …

Luke 3:2-6 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to …

John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight …

prepare

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called …

Isaiah 57:14 And shall say, Cast you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up …

Isaiah 62:10,11 Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Malachi 4:5,6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

Luke 1:16,17,76,77 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God…

make

Isaiah 11:15,16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; …

Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you …

Isaiah 49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides on the …

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