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John 1:23

23 He said, “I am tthe voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight8 the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

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John 1:23 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ ”

John 1:23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

John 1:23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 John replied in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

“I am a voice shouting in the wilderness,

‘Clear the way for the Lord’s coming!’ ”

John 1:23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 He said: “I am

‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

“Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’

as the prophet Isaiah said.”

John 1:23 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 John told them in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

“I am the voice of one

calling out in the desert:

‘Make the road straight for the Lord.’ ”

John 1:23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

John 1:23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of the Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.

John 1:23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 John said, “I’m a voice crying out in the desert, ‘Make the way for the Lord straight,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” 

John 1:23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord —just as Isaiah the prophet said.”

John 1:23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 He said,

“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,

‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ ”

as the prophet Isaiah said.

John 1:23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 He said,

“I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,

“Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’

just as Isaiah the prophet said.”

John 1:23 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

23 John replied, using the words of Isaiah the prophet. John said, “I’m the messenger who is calling out in the desert, ‘Make the way for the Lord straight.’ ”

John 1:23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”


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