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[a]It was of him that the prophet Isaiah(A) had spoken when he said:

“A voice of one crying out in the desert,
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make straight his paths.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 3:3 See note on Jn 1:23.

(A)A voice of one crying out in the desert:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make straight his paths.’”

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27 He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,

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23 He said:

“I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert,(A)
“Make straight the way of the Lord,”’[a]

as Isaiah the prophet said.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1:23 This is a repunctuation and reinterpretation (as in the synoptic gospels and Septuagint) of the Hebrew text of Is 40:3 which reads, “A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the Lord.”

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