Isaiah 40:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The voyce of him that cryeth in the wildernesse, Prepare yee the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a high way for our God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A voice of one crying, Make ready in the waste land the way of the Lord, make level in the lowland a highway for our God.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's Bible

The voice of one who calls out, "Prepare the way of Yahweh in the wilderness! Make a level highway in the desert for our God.
- World English Bible

A voice is crying -- in a wilderness -- Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, Make straight in a desert a highway to our God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hark! one calleth: 'Clear ye in the wilderness the way of the LORD, make plain in the desert a highway for our God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:3


40:3 The voice - An abrupt speech. Methinks I hear a voice. Wilderness - This immediately relates to the deliverance of the Jews out of Babylon, and smoothing their passage from thence to Judea, which lay through a great wilderness; but principally to their redemption by the Messiah, whose coming was ushered in by the cry of John the baptist, in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way - You to whom this work belongs. He alludes to the custom of princes who send pioneers before them to prepare the way through which they are to pass. The meaning is, God shall by his spirit so dispose mens hearts, and by his providence so order the affairs of the world, as to make way for the accomplishment of his promise. This was eminently fulfilled, when Christ, who was, and is God, blessed for ever, came into the world in a visible manner.


Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • Brianna
    Jehovah God will supply power to his servants. Vs. 31 - God can help us accomplish whatever we need to in our ministry to him and to others. I always like to remember that with God, all things are possible.
  • Sharon Goggins
    Isaiah Chapter 40 know that God is the creator of all thing he sit high and look down low and intercedes on our behalf. If you ever need God remember to cry out with your whole heart and he will respond with his Mighty power to do what we cannot do in our own strength .Before the foundation of the world Gen1 He did not need us then and he surely does not need us now. No one instruction and advise.
  • Isaiah 40:27
    Pliz u people, stop complain about Gods time when He will work for you, pliz wait any day and any time God will work on your prayers isaiah 40 :27
  • BSP
    Verse 23 shows that no matter how powerful a high official is or corrupt a judge is, when it comes to Jehovah God fulfilling his promises and accomplishing his will, He regards them as insignificant. They can only do what God allows them to do.
  • Miriam Mbambus
    I learn a lot from this verse, things that I am doing without considering that God can answer me with time.I was always waiting for God to answer me immediately, now I learn that I must be patient and trust in him. I like this commends and I will follow to learn more. As from today I will always wait as per 1 Corrinthians 15 :51 Amen!
  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 9:24 know you not that they which run in a race run all but one receiveth the prize so run that you may obtain 25 and every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we an incorruptible james 1:12 blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life which the LORD hath promised to them that love HIM james 2:5 hearken my beloved children hath not GOD chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which HE hath promised to them that love HIM JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM 14:23 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ---IF---A MAN LOVE ME HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM AND WE WILL COME UNTO AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH HIM Hebrews 2:1 therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard lest at any time we should let them slip 2:2 for if the word spoken by angels was steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward 2:3 HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE ---IF--- WE NEGLECT SO GREAT SALVATION WHICH AT THE FIRST BEGAN TO BE SPOKEN BY THE LORD AND WAS CONFIRMED UNTO US BY THEM THAT HEARD HIM

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