Mark 1:3

3 a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight."[a]

Mark 1:3 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:3

The voice of one crying in the wilderness
This is the other testimony in proof of the same, and may be read in ( Isaiah 40:3 ) . (See Gill on Matthew 3:3).

Mark 1:3 In-Context

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God's Son,
2 happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way,
3 a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight."
4 John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins.
5 Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Isa 40:3; Mal 3:1; Exod 23:20