“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)
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|.