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 1:23

  • Ransford Aryee for verse 23
    John is the voice of Jesus Christ, PREPARING THE WAY OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • Edmond Acquah- brokay for verse 23
    Making the way straight means preparing or organizing the hearts of the people for the coming of Jesus.To prepare the hearts means to change their current states of the hearts for sin,confusions and uncertainty about the word of God.
  • Denise Moore for verse 23
    In the King James bible 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 E-sa'-ias.
  • GUSSIE JOHNSON for verse 23
    he is not christ. he trying to get the prepare for the coming of the lord.

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