Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 1:23


John 1  said, “I am the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Make straight 2  the way for the Lord,’ 3  as Isaiah the prophet said.”


Isa 40:3-5; Mt 3:3; Mr 1:3; Lu 1:16,17,76-79; Lu 3:4-6; Joh 3:28

NET © Notes

tn Grk “He”; the referent (John the Baptist) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn This call to “make straight” is probably an allusion to preparation through repentance.

sn A quotation from Isa 40:3.

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