Mark 1:3
New International Version
"a voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'"

New Living Translation
He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD’s coming! Clear the road for him!’”

English Standard Version
the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”

Berean Study Bible
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’ ”

Berean Literal Bible
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His paths.'"

King James Bible
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

New King James Version
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
THE VOICE OF ONE CALLING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”

NASB 1995
THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.'"

NASB 1977
THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.’”

Amplified Bible
A VOICE OF ONE SHOUTING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”

Christian Standard Bible
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight!

American Standard Version
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“A voice that cries in the wilderness, prepare the way of THE LORD JEHOVAH and make level his paths.”

Contemporary English Version
In the desert someone is shouting, 'Get the road ready for the Lord! Make a straight path for him.'"

Douay-Rheims Bible
A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.

English Revised Version
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;

Good News Translation
Someone is shouting in the desert, 'Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for him to travel!'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A voice cries out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"

International Standard Version
He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"

Literal Standard Version
A voice of one calling in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the LORD, "" Make His paths straight.”

NET Bible
the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.'"

New Heart English Bible
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his roads straight.'"

Weymouth New Testament
"The voice of one crying aloud: 'In the Desert prepare a road for the Lord: Make His highways straight.'"

World English Bible
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"

Young's Literal Translation
'A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye his paths,' --

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mission of John the Baptist
2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way.” 3“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’” 4John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.…

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

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

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.'"

Luke 3:2
during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

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.'"


Treasury of Scripture

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

Isaiah 40:3-5
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…

Matthew 3:3
For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

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, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight…









(3) The voice of one crying in the wilderness.--See Note on Matthew 3:3.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“A voice
Φωνὴ (Phōnē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

of one calling
βοῶντος (boōntos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 994: To shout, call aloud, proclaim. Apparently a prolonged form of a primary verb; to halloo, i.e. Shout.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wilderness,
ἐρήμῳ (erēmō)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2048: Lonesome, i.e. waste.

‘Prepare
Ἑτοιμάσατε (Hetoimasate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2090: To make ready, prepare. From hetoimos; to prepare.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

way
ὁδὸν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

for [the] Lord,
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

make
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

straight
εὐθείας (eutheias)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2117: Perhaps from eu and tithemi; straight, i.e. level, or true; adverbially at once.

paths
τρίβους (tribous)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5147: A worn path, beaten way, road, highway. From tribo; a rut or worn track.

for Him.’”
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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