Isaiah 40:1-6 NKJV

1 "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" Says your God.
2 "Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the Lord's hand Double for all her sins."
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a A highway for our God.

References for Isaiah 40:3

    • • 40:3 - Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint omits in the desert.
      4 Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth;
      5 The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken."
      6 The voice said, "Cry out!" And he b said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.

      References for Isaiah 40:6

        • – 40:6 - Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, and Vulgate read I.