(A)the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    (B)‘Prepare[a] the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight,’”

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  1. Mark 1:3 Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness

(A)A voice cries:[a]
(B)“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;
    (C)make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
(D)Every valley shall be lifted up,
    and every mountain and hill be made low;
the uneven ground shall become level,
    and the rough places a plain.
(E)And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
    and all flesh shall see it together,
    (F)for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

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  1. Isaiah 40:3 Or A voice of one crying

For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

(A)“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
(B)‘Prepare[a] the way of the Lord;
    make his paths straight.’”

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  1. Matthew 3:3 Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness

As it is written in (A)the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

(B)“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
(C)‘Prepare the way of the Lord,[a]
    make his paths straight.
(D)Every valley shall be filled,
    (E)and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
(F)and the crooked shall become straight,
    and the rough places shall become level ways,
(G)and all flesh shall see (H)the salvation of God.’”

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  1. Luke 3:4 Or crying, Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord

28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, (A)‘I am not the Christ, but (B)I have been sent before him.’ 29 (C)The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. (D)The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, (E)rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. 30 (F)He must increase, but I must decrease.”[a]

31 (G)He who comes from above (H)is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and (I)speaks in an earthly way. (J)He who comes from heaven (K)is above all. 32 (L)He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, (M)yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony (N)sets his seal to this, (O)that God is true. 34 For he whom (P)God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit (Q)without measure. 35 (R)The Father loves the Son and (S)has given all things into his hand. 36 (T)Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; (U)whoever does not obey the Son shall not (V)see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

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  1. John 3:30 Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 And this is the (A)testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, (B)“Who are you?” 20 (C)He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? (D)Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you (E)the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am (F)the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight[a] the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, (G)“Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, (H)“I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even (I)he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Behold, the Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, (J)the Lamb of God, who (K)takes away the sin (L)of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, (M)‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but (N)for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John (O)bore witness: (P)“I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and (Q)it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but (R)he who sent me to baptize (S)with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, (T)this is he who baptizes (U)with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son[b] of God.”

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  1. John 1:23 Or crying out, ‘In the wilderness make straight
  2. John 1:34 Some manuscripts the Chosen One

15 ((A)John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, (B)‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”)

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