John 1:23

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

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

  • Ivy Johnson
    V40: Andrew is mentioned: other man name not mention: Jesus the Lamb of God: not respond to John’s words: Name would have been mentioned: What a loss. We could have been reading about him throughout the Centuries, and learn so much from him like the rest of Disciples: suffering like their Master: So many of us today are in his category, missing out on things of God. Deaf ears: Doing our own thing
  • Jessica
    Amen! , Thank you Jesus! . What a good word!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Verse 14: The Word(Jesus) made Flesh(Jesus): dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as iof the Only Begotten of the Father(Jesus), full of Grace and Truth. Jesus is the LIVING WORD: The Holy Scriptures are the Written Word. Jesus Spoke the World into being, using the HOLY SCRIPTURES. There is Power in the Words of the Holy Scriptures. He made the world, yet the world knew Him not.
  • Jacob John Tucci
    I was named after the King 👑 James Version
  • Anonymous
    Moses is the powerful man, but our Jesus Christ is the way and the truth
  • Lilian
    Amen thank you for your word Jesus i love you loving Father

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