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)
Every valley shall be raised up,(D)
    every mountain and hill(E) made low;
the rough ground shall become level,(F)
    the rugged places a plain.
And the glory(G) of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.(H)
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”(I)

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Footnotes

  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

You who bring good news(A) to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,[a](B)
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”(C)
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes(D) with power,(E)
    and he rules(F) with a mighty arm.(G)
See, his reward(H) is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:(I)
    He gathers the lambs in his arms(J)
and carries them close to his heart;(K)
    he gently leads(L) those that have young.(M)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:9 Or Zion, bringer of good news, / go up on a high mountain. / Jerusalem, bringer of good news