Behold me! sending my messenger, who will prepare a way before me, - and, suddenly, shall come to his temple The Lord whom ye are seeking, even the messenger of the covenant in whom ye are delighting, Lo! he cometh! saith Yahweh of hosts.
Lo! I am sending unto you Elijah the prophet, - before the coming of the great and awful day of Yahweh;
In all their affliction, he, was afflicted And the messenger of his presence saved them, In his love and in his pity, he, redeemed them, - And then lifted them up and carried them all the days of the age-past time.
And, even thou, child, prophet of the Most High, shalt be called, - for thou shall march on before the Lord, to prepare his ways,
There arose a man, sent from God, whose name was, John:
Wherefore let My Lord Himself give you a sign, - Lo! a Virgin, being with child and giving birth to a son, thou wilt call his name Immanuel.
For, A Child, hath been born to us, A Son, hath been given to us, And the dominion is upon his shoulder, - And his Name hath been called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty GOD, Father of Futurity, Prince of Prosperity.
Thus blessed he Joseph, and said, - God himself - before whom walked my fathers. Abraham and Isaac, God himself - who hath been my shepherd, since I came into being until this day; -
Lo! I, am sending a messenger before thee, to guard thee in the way, - and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
The declaration of Yahweh to my Lord - Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
And I will shake all the nations, and the delight of all the nations, shall come in, - and I will fill this house with glory, saith Yahweh of hosts.
For, the lips of a priest, should keep knowledge, and, a deliverance, should men seek at his mouth, - for, the messenger of Yahweh of hosts, he is.
Now, in those days, came John the Immerser, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judaea;
This, is he, concerning whom it is written, - Lo! I, send my messenger before thy face, who shall make ready thy way before thee!
And the disciples questioned him, saying - Why then do, the Scribes, say, that, Elijah, must needs come, first?
According as it is written in Isaiah the prophet - Lo! I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way, -
And, many of the Sons of Israel, shall he turn towards the Lord their God;
That there hath been born unto you, this day, a saviour, - Who is Christ the Lord - in the city of David!
And, when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, then was his name called, Jesus, - which it was called by the messenger, before he was conceived in the womb.
and, in that very hour, coming near, she began to give thanks unto God, and to speak concerning him unto all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting amidst the teachers, - both hearkening unto them, and questioning them.
and he came into all the country about the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of repentance into remission of sins:
And, calling unto him certain two of his disciples, John sent unto the Lord, saying - Art, thou, the Coming One, or, a different one, are we to expect?
But what went ye forth to see? A prophet? Yea! I say unto you, - and abundantly more than a prophet.
And he was teaching day by day in the temple; but, the High-priests and the Scribes, also the chiefs of the people, were seeking to destroy him, -
(John beareth witness concerning him, and hath cried aloud, saying - the same, was he that said - He who, after me, was coming, before me, hath advanced; because, my Chief, was he.)
And, I, knew him not, - but, he that sent me to immerse in water, he, unto me, said - Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding upon him, the same, is he that immerseth in Holy Spirit.
And he found, in the temple, them that were selling oxen and sheep and doves, also the money-changers sitting.
Ye yourselves, unto me, bear witness, that, I, said - I, am not the Christ; but - I am sent before, That One.
The same, is he that came to be in the assembly in the desert, with the messenger who was speaking with him in Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, he who welcomed living utterances, to give unto us:
John, beforehand proclaiming, before the face of his coming in, an immersion of repentance, unto all the people of Israel.
Then said Paul - John, immersed with an immersion of repentance, unto the people, saying, that, on him who was coming after him, they should believe, - that is, on Jesus.
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:
In the womb, took he his brother by the heel; and, in his manly vigour, strove he with God: