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Mark 1:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— as it is written in [Isaiah] the prophet, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— According as it is written in Isaiah the prophet—Lo! I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As it hath been written in the prophets, 'Lo, I send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee,'—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As it is written in the Prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— As it is written in Eshaia the prophet: -Behold, I send my angel before thy face, Who shall make straight thy way.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
it is written 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
prophets, 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
Behold, 2400
{2400} Prime
ἰδού
idou
{id-oo'}
Second person singular imperative middle voice of G1492; used as imperative lo!.
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
send 649
{0649} Prime
ἀποστέλλω
apostello
{ap-os-tel'-lo}
From G0575 and G4724; set apart, that is, (by implication) to send out (properly on a mission) literally or figuratively.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
messenger 32
{0032} Prime
ἄγγελος
aggelos
{ang'-el-os}
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
before 4253
{4253} Prime
πρό
pro
{pro}
A primary preposition; 'fore', that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to. In compounds it retains the same significations.
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
face, 4383
{4383} Prime
πρόσωπον
prosopon
{pros'-o-pon}
From G4314 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the visage; from G3700); the front (as being towards view), that is, the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication presence, person.
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
shall prepare 2680
{2680} Prime
κατασκευάζω
kataskeuazo
{kat-ask-yoo-ad'-zo}
From G2596 and a derivative of G4632; to prepare thoroughly (properly by external equipment; whereas G2090 refers rather to internal fitness); by implication to construct, create.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
way 3598
{3598} Prime
ὁδός
hodos
{hod-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means.
before 1715
{1715} Prime
ἔμπροσθεν
emprosthen
{em'-pros-then}
From G1722 and G4314; in front of (in place [literally or figuratively] or time).
thee. 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 1:2-3

_ _ As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee — (Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 40:3).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 1:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 1:2

Malachi 3:1

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 1:2

(1) As it is written in the (a) prophets, Behold, (b) I send my messenger (c) before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

(1) John goes before Christ as it was foretold by the prophets.

(a) This is the figure of speech called metonymy, by which is meant the books of the prophets Malachi and Isaiah.

(b) The prophet uses the present tense when he speaks of a thing to come, as he is as sure of it as if he had already seen it.

(c) A metaphor taken from the practice of kings, who used to have ushers go before them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
written:

Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,
Matthew 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
Luke 18:31 Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

in:
Several manuscripts have, "by Isaiah the prophet." See the parallel texts.

Behold:

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Matthew 11:10 For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Luke 1:15-17 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. ... And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luke 7:27-28 This is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. ... For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
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Ps 40:7. Mal 3:1. Mt 2:5; 11:10; 26:24, 31. Lk 1:15, 70, 76; 7:27; 18:31.

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