A messenger (John The Baptist) would prepare the way for the Messiah.
OT Prophecy NT Fulfillment
Malachi 3:1a
"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 11:10-11
"[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. [11] Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."

Tanakh - Neviim - Malachi 3:1a

"Behold, I send My messenger, and he shall clear the way before Me; and the L-rd, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to His temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, he cometh, saith HaShem of hosts."

Hebrew OT - Malachi 3:1a

אובי םאתפו ינפל ךרד-הנפו יכאלמ חלש יננה
תירבה ךאלמו םישקבמ םתא -רשא ןודאה ולכיה-לא
.תואבצ הוהי רמא אב-הנה םיצפח םתא-רשא

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