Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 3:4
- As it is written (wv 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 3:5,6). See Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3 for discussion of Luke 4:4.