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(A)The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
(B)“Prepare the way of the Lord;
(C)Make straight [a]in the desert
A highway for our God.

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  1. Isaiah 40:3 So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX omits in the desert

The Coming Messenger

“Behold, (A)I send My messenger,
And he will (B)prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
(C)Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, (D)He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.

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10 For this is he of whom it is written:

(A)‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

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