As it is written (w gegraptai). The regular formula for quotation, perfect passive indicative of grapw. Isaiah the prophet (Esaiou tou prophtou). The same phrase in Mark 1:2 (correct text) and Matthew 3:3 . Mark, as we have seen, adds a quotation from Malachi 3:1 and Luke gives verses 4 and 5 of Isaiah 40:4-5 not in Matthew or Mark ( Luke 3:5Luke 3:6 ). See Matthew 3:3 ; Mark 1:3 for discussion of Luke 4:4.