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Isaiah 40 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Isa 40:1

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

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Isa 40:2

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

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Isa 40:3

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORDfn; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.fn

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Isa 40:4

Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

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Isa 40:5

And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together.

For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

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Isa 40:6

A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

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Isa 40:7

The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.

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Isa 40:8

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

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Isa 40:9

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem,fn lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”

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Isa 40:10

See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.

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Isa 40:11

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

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Isa 40:12

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?

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Isa 40:13

Who can fathom the Spiritfn of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor?

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Isa 40:14

Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?

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Isa 40:15

Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

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Isa 40:16

Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.

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Isa 40:17

Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.

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Isa 40:18

With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?

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Isa 40:19

As for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.

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Isa 40:20

A person too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.

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Isa 40:21

Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

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Isa 40:22

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

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Isa 40:23

He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

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Isa 40:24

No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

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Isa 40:25

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

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Isa 40:26

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

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Isa 40:27

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?

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Isa 40:28

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

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Isa 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

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Isa 40:30

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;

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Isa 40:31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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NIV Footnotes

(40:3) Or A voice of one calling in the wilderness: / “Prepare the way for the LORD  
(40:3) Hebrew; Septuagint make straight the paths of our God  
(40:9) Or Zion, bringer of good news, / go up on a high mountain. / Jerusalem, bringer of good news  
(40:13) Or mind  

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