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Isaiah 40:3

3 bThe voice of one crying in the wilderness:

c“Prepare the way of the Lord;

dMake straight 2in the desert

A highway for our God.

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Isaiah 40:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

A voice of one calling:

“In the wilderness prepare

the way for the Lord;

make straight in the desert

a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

A voice cries:

“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;

make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord,

Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,

“Clear the way through the wilderness

for the Lord!

Make a straight highway through the wasteland

for our God!

Isaiah 40:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is the voice of one who calls out:

“Prepare in the desert

the way for the Lord.

Make a straight road in the dry lands

for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, make straight in the desert a highway for our God!

Isaiah 40:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A voice cries out in the desert: 

“Clear a way for the Lord

Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our God. 

Isaiah 40:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A voice of one crying out:

Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;

make a straight highway for our God in the desert.

Isaiah 40:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A voice cries out:

“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,

make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A voice is calling in the wilderness, “Clear the way of Yahweh!

Make a highway smooth in the desert for our God!

Isaiah 40:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

A messenger is calling out,

“In the desert prepare

the way for the Lord.

Make a straight road through it

for our God.

Isaiah 40:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

A voice is calling,

Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness;

Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.


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