2 Speak tenderly toa Jerusalem, and announce to her that her time of servitude is over, her iniquity has been pardoned, and she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
References for Isaiah 40:2
    • a 40:2 - Lit Speak to the heart of
      3 A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;b make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
      References for Isaiah 40:3
        • b 40:3 - Mt 3:3; Mk 1:3; Lk 3:4; Jn 1:23