Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

It was even written in Isaiah, the prophet [Note: Verse

New American Standard Bible

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way;

King James Version

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Holman Bible

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You,
who will prepare Your way.

International Standard Version

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See! I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way.

A Conservative Version

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who will prepare thy way before thee.

American Standard Version

Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.

Amplified

As it is written and forever remains in the [writings of the] prophet Isaiah:

Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way—

Anderson New Testament

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.

Bible in Basic English

Even as it is said in the book of Isaiah the prophet, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way;

Common New Testament

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way";

Daniel Mace New Testament

It is written in the prophet, "behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Darby Translation

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.

Godbey New Testament

As has been written in the prophets; Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who will prepare thy way before thee;

Goodspeed New Testament

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "Here I send my messenger on before you; He will prepare your way;

John Wesley New Testament

Behold I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

Julia Smith Translation

As it has been written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

King James 2000

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Just as it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,

Modern King James verseion

as it is written in the Prophets, "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who shall prepare Your way before You.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face which shall prepare thy way before thee;"

Moffatt New Testament

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, Here I send my messenger before your face to prepare the way for you:

Montgomery New Testament

even as it is written in the prophet Isaiah, Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face to prepare your way.

NET Bible

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way,

New Heart English Bible

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Look, I send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.

Noyes New Testament

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "Lo! I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way;"

Sawyer New Testament

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet; Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way.

The Emphasized Bible

According as it is written in Isaiah the prophet - Lo! I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

as it is written in the prophets; "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, he shall prepare thy way before thee.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is said in the Prophet Isaiah--'Behold! I send my Messenger before thy face; He shall prepare thy way.'

Webster

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;

Weymouth New Testament

As it is written in Isaiah the Prophet, "See, I am sending My messenger before Thee, Who will prepare Thy way";

Williams New Testament

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah: "Here I send my messenger ahead of you; He will prepare your way.

World English Bible

As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.

Worrell New Testament

As it has been written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way;

Worsley New Testament

As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee:"

Youngs Literal Translation

As it hath been written in the prophets, 'Lo, I send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee,' --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

it is written
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the prophets
προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

πρό 
Pro 
ἔμπροσθεν 
Emprosthen 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
before, in sight, of, against, in the sight of, in the presence of, at
Usage: 34
Usage: 27

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241
Usage: 241

πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
Usage: 70

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

κατασκευάζω 
Kataskeuazo 
Usage: 9

way
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

1 This is [how] the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, began. 2 It was even written in Isaiah, the prophet [Note: Verse 3 from Isa. 40:3], "Look, I am sending my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the way for you.


Cross References

Matthew 11:10

He is the one about whom it was written [Mal. 3:1], 'Look, I [will] send my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the pathway in front of you.'

Luke 1:76

Yes, you [my] child [i.e., John], will be called the prophet of the Highest [i.e., God], for you will go ahead of the Lord's presence to prepare His ways.

Luke 1:76

Yes, you [my] child [i.e., John], will be called the prophet of the Highest [i.e., God], for you will go ahead of the Lord's presence to prepare His ways.

Matthew 2:5

They replied to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is what was written by the prophet [Micah 5:2],

Matthew 3:1-11

In those days, John the Immerser went into the desert of Judea preaching [to Jews], saying,

Matthew 26:24

The Son of man is going [to die], but it is too bad for that person through whom the Son of man is turned over [to the Jewish leaders]! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus said [to His disciples], "All of you will have doubts about me tonight, for it is written [Zech. 13:7], 'I will strike down the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered everywhere.'

Luke 1:15-17

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and he will not drink any wine or intoxicating drinks [Note: This restriction suggests that John may have taken the special vow of consecration making him a "Nazarite"]. And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.

Luke 1:70

(as He spoke through the message of the holy prophets of long ago).

Luke 3:2-16

[During this time], while Annas and Caiaphas [Note: This man was Annas' son-in-law. See John 18:13] were head priests, God's message came to John [the Immerser], son of Zacharias, [when he was] in the desert [of Judea].

Luke 7:27-28

He is the one about whom it was written [Mal. 3:1], 'Look, I [will] send my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the pathway in front of you.'

Luke 18:31

Then Jesus took the twelve apostles with Him, saying to them, "Look, we are going up to Jerusalem and [while there] everything written in [the writings of] the prophets will be fulfilled concerning the Son of man.

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