A voice of one crying out:

Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;(A)
make a straight highway for our God in the desert.(B)

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The Messiah’s Herald

In those days John the Baptist came,(A) preaching in the Wilderness of Judea(B) and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”(C) For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said:

A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
Prepare the way for the Lord;
make His paths straight!(D)[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 3:3 Is 40:3

The Messiah’s Herald

The beginning(A) of the gospel(B) of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.(C) As it is written in Isaiah(D) the prophet:[a](E)

Look, I am sending My messenger(F) ahead of You,
who will prepare Your way.[b]
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:(G)
Prepare the way for the Lord;(H)
make His paths straight!(I)[c]

John came baptizing[d](J) in the wilderness(K) and preaching a baptism of repentance[e](L) for the forgiveness(M) of sins.(N) The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem(O) were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan(P) River as they confessed(Q) their sins.(R)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 1:2 Other mss read in the prophets
  2. Mark 1:2 Other mss add before You
  3. Mark 1:3 Is 40:3; Mal 3:1
  4. Mark 1:4 Or John the Baptist came, or John the Baptizer came
  5. Mark 1:4 Or a baptism based on repentance

76 And child, you will be called
a prophet of the Most High,(A)
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare His ways,(B)
77 to give His people knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins.(C)

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John the Baptist’s Testimony

19 This is John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem(A) sent priests(B) and Levites(C) to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: “I am not the Messiah.”(D)

21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”(E)

“I am not,” he said.

“Are you the Prophet?”[a](F)

“No,” he answered.

22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord(G)[b]—just as Isaiah(H) the prophet said.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:21 Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15
  2. John 1:23 Is 40:3

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