Isaiah 40:2-3 NIV

2 Speak tenderly1 to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service2 has been completed,3 that her sin has been paid for,4 that she has received from the LORD's hand double5 for all her sins.

References for Isaiah 40:2

3 A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way6 for the LORD a; make straight7 in the wilderness a highway for our God.b8

References for Isaiah 40:3

    • a 40:3 - Or "A voice of one calling in the desert: / "Prepare the way for the LORD"
    • b 40:3 - Hebrew; Septuagint "make straight the paths of our God"