A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way(A) for the Lord[a];
make straight(B) in the desert
    a highway for our God.[b](C)

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  1. Isaiah 40:3 Or A voice of one calling in the wilderness: / “Prepare the way for the Lord
  2. Isaiah 40:3 Hebrew; Septuagint make straight the paths of our God

This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.’”[a](A)

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  1. Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3

10 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,(A)
    who will prepare your way before you.’[a](B)

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  1. Matthew 11:10 Mal. 3:1

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way”[a](A)

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  1. Mark 1:2 Mal. 3:1

27 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’[a](A)

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  1. Luke 7:27 Mal. 3:1

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