John the Baptist Prepares the Way

(A)In those days (B)John the Baptist came preaching in (C)the wilderness of Judea, (D)“Repent, for (E)the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”[a] For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

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

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 3:2 Or the kingdom of heaven has come near
  2. Matthew 3:3 Or crying: Prepare in the wilderness

(A)As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,[a]

(B)“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
    who will prepare your way,
(C)the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    (D)‘Prepare[b] the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight,’”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 1:2 Some manuscripts in the prophets
  2. Mark 1:3 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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Footnotes

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

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