Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

The voice of a man crying out in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of 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;

Amplified

A voice of one crying in the wilderness [shouting in the desert], Prepare the way of the Lord, make His beaten tracks straight (level and passable)!

An Understandable Version

from Isa. 40:3], "Look, I am sending my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the way for you.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

The voice of one crying in the waste land, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his roads straight;

Common New Testament

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.'"

Daniel Mace New Testament

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."

Darby Translation

Voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Godbey New Testament

the voice of one roaring in the wilderness; Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.

Goodspeed New Testament

Hark! Someone is shouting in the desert, 'Get the Lord's way ready, Make his paths straight,' "

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

A voice of him crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make his beaten paths straight.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!'"

Modern King James verseion

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"The voice of a crier in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."

Moffatt New Testament

the voice of one who cries in the desert, 'Make the way ready for the Lord, level the paths for him' ??4 John appeared baptizing in the desert and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

Montgomery New Testament

The voice of one crying aloud. In the desert make ready a road for 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, 'Make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.'"

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight.

The Emphasized Bible

A voice of one crying aloud - In the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight, be making his paths.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

'The voice of one crying aloud in the Wilderness: "Make ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight."'

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

He is a voice of one who shouts in the desert, 'Get the road ready for the Lord; make the paths straight for Him.'"

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'"

Worsley New Testament

and again, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:" accordingly John came baptizing in the wilderness,

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128

of one crying
βοάω 
Boao 
cry
Usage: 11

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

ἔρημος 
Eremos 
Usage: 41

Prepare ye
ἑτοιμάζω 
hetoimazo 
Usage: 27

the way
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

his

Usage: 0

τρίβος 
Tribos 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See! I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way. 3 He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'" 4 John was baptizing in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism about repentance for the forgiveness of sins.


Cross References

Isaiah 40:3-5

A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; and in the desert a straight highway for our God.'

Matthew 3:3

He was the one the prophet Isaiah was referring to when he said, "He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"

Luke 3:4-6

as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!

John 1:15

John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"

John 3:28-36

You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.'

John 1:19-34

This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and descendants of Levi to him from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

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