John 1:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wildernesse: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the Prophet Esaias.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the waste land, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.
- Basic English Bible

He said, I [am] [the] voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of [the] Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.
- Darby Bible

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.
- Webster's Bible

I am the voice, he replied, "of one crying aloud, `Make straight the Lord's way in the Desert,' fulfilling the words of the Prophet Isaiah."
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
- World English Bible

He seide, Y am a vois of a crier in deseert, Dresse ye the weie of the Lord, as Ysaie, the prophete, seide.
- Wycliffe Bible

He said, `I [am] a voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:23


1:23 He said - I am that forerunner of Christ of whom Isaiah speaks. I am the voice - As if he had said, Far from being Christ, or even Elijah, I am nothing but a voice: a sound that so soon as it has expressed the thought of which it is the sign, dies into air, and is known no more. #Isa 40:3|.


Discussion for John 1

  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16
  • Alfred
    Dear friend, the Word is Jesus. Capital 'W'. Because Jesus came down from heaven, to bear witness, and went up again. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
  • Sharon Budworth
    Great story but who is the word? This has never been authenticated, I cannot comprehend that this is Jesus because he was not born until thousands of years later. It is very confusing.
  • PST ANTSO DESMOND ORTYOM
    John preper a life 4 us and jesus live is light
  • DESMOND ANTSO
    The word of god is god and is life bcus john said b4 any made with word and without ward nothing will made.And god is telling us to keep his word and jesus and holy spirit is teaching us not anything else but the word,so i have life through jesus bcus iam love the word of god.
  • Netlace
    2 Yes Christ was there with the father God and did create everything. Man being made in "our" image. And about the "Cross", this is also a creation of Rome. Search out the greek word for Cross and it clearly says "stake or pole"! Other places it says "tree"!

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