As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.
Its authors were —
I. The FIRST prophet (Isaiah 40:3) and the LAST (Malachi 3:1.) who wrote. John was the last prophet of the old dispensation and the first of the new who spoke.
II. The one like John was a prophet of HOPE; the other like him again was the prophet of DESPAIR.
III. Isaiah set the door ajar for CHRISTIANITY which John flung wide open: Malachi began to shut the door on JUDAISM which John closed.
Parallel VersesKJV: As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.