John 1:23
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English Standard Version
He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

King James Bible
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

American Standard Version
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said: I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias.

English Revised Version
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

Webster's Bible Translation
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.

Weymouth New Testament
"I am the voice," he replied, "of one crying aloud, 'Make straight the Lord's way in the Desert,' fulfilling the words of the Prophet Isaiah."

John 1:23 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

The voice (φωνὴ)

Or, a voice. There is no article. See on Matthew 3:5.

Crying in the wilderness

Some join in the wilderness with make straight, as in the Hebrew. The quotation is from Isaiah 40:3. In the other three Gospels it is applied to the Baptist (Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4). Here he uses it of himself. On wilderness, see on Matthew 3:1.

Make straight the way (εὐθύνατε τὴν ὁδὸν)

For ὁδὸν, way, all the Synoptists have τρίβους, beaten tracks; and for the verb εὐθύνατε, make straight, the adjective and verb εὐθύνατε ποιεῖτε. On the figure of preparing the roads, see on Luke 3:5.

John 1:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am.

John 3:28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness...

Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Luke 1:16,17,76-79 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God...

Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness...

as said.

Isaiah 40:3-5 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...

Cross References
Isaiah 40:3
A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Matthew 3:3
For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.'"

Mark 1:3
the voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,'"

Luke 3:4
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

John 1:22
So they said to him, "Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"

John 1:24
(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.)

John 3:28
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.'

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