Parallel Verses

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 Version

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 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.'

A Conservative Version

The voice of a man crying out in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of 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.

Amplified

A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God!

Bible in Basic English

A voice of one crying, Make ready in the waste land the way of the Lord, make level in the lowland a highway for our God.

Darby 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!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

The voice of him calling in the desert, Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, make straight in the sterile region a highway for our God.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A voice [is] calling in the wilderness, "Clear the way of Yahweh! Make a highway smooth in the desert for our God!

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A voice crieth in the wilderness, "Prepare the way for the LORD, make straight the path for our God in the desert.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

The voice of one who calls out, "Prepare the way of the LORD in the wilderness. Make a level highway in the desert for our God.

The Emphasized Bible

A voice of one crying! - In the desert, prepare ye the way of Yahweh, - Make smooth in the waste plain a highway for our God:

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

in the wilderness
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

ye the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord

Usage: 0

in the desert
ערבה 
`arabah 
Usage: 61

מסלּה 
M@cillah 
Usage: 27

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Isaiah 40:3

Images Isaiah 40:3

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

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." 3 A 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

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.

John 1:23

He said, "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophet said."

Malachi 4:5-6

"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of 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 43:19

"Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 57:14

And it will be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people."

Mark 1:2-5

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY;

Isaiah 11:15-16

And the LORD will utterly destroy The tongue of the Sea of Egypt; And He will wave His hand over the River With His scorching wind; And He will strike it into seven streams And make men walk over dry-shod.

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 49:11

"I will make all My mountains a road, And My highways will be raised up.

Isaiah 62:10-11

Go through, go through the gates, Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.

Matthew 3:1-3

Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

Luke 1:16-17

"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.

Luke 1:76-77

"And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;

Luke 3:2-6

in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.



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