Isa 40:1 “Comfort, comfort My people!” says your Elohim.
Isa 40:2 “Speak to the heart of Yerushalayim, and cry out to her, that her hard service is completed, that her crookedness is pardoned, that she has received from the hand of יהוה (Yahweh) double for all her sins.”
Isa 40:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of יהוה (Yahweh) ; make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim.
Isa 40:4 “Let every valley be raised, and every mountain and hill made low. And the steep ground shall become level, and the rough places smooth.
Isa 40:5 “And the esteem of יהוה (Yahweh) shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see it. For the mouth of יהוה (Yahweh) has spoken.”
Isa 40:6 The voice said, “Cry out!” and he said, “What do I cry?” “All flesh is grass, and all its loving-commitment is like the flower of the field.
Isa 40:7 “Grass shall wither, the flower shall fade, when the Spirit of יהוה (Yahweh) has blown on it! Truly the people is grass!
Isa 40:8 “Grass shall wither, the flower shall fade, but the Word of our Elohim stands forever.”(a) Footnote: a 1Pe 1:24-25.
Isa 40:9 You who bring good news to Tsiyon, get up into the high mountain. You who bring good news to Yerushalayim, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid. Say to the cities of Yehuḏah, “See your Elohim!”
Isa 40:10 See, the Master יהוה (Yahweh) comes with strength, and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.
Isa 40:11 He feeds His flock like a shepherd, He gathers the lambs with His arm, and carries them in His bosom, gently leading those who are with young.
Isa 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured the heavens with a span, and contained the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Isa 40:13 Who has meted out the Spirit of יהוה (Yahweh), or as His counsellor taught Him?
Isa 40:14 With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of right-ruling? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?
Isa 40:15 See, nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are reckoned as dust on the balance. See, He lifts up isles as fine dust.
Isa 40:16 And Leḇanon is not enough to burn, nor its beasts enough for an ascending offering.
Isa 40:17 All nations before Him are as a non-entity, and they are reckoned by Him as less than a speck, and emptiness.
Isa 40:18 And to whom would you liken Ěl? And what likeness would you compare to Him?
Isa 40:19 The workman moulds a graven image, and the goldsmith overspreads it with gold, and the silversmith casts silver chains.
Isa 40:20 He who is too poor for such an offering chooses a tree that does not rot. He seeks for himself a skilled craftsman to prepare a carved image that does not totter.
Isa 40:21 Did you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
Isa 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,
Isa 40:23 who brings princes to naught, shall make the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
Isa 40:24 Hardly have they been planted, hardly have they been sown, hardly has their stock taken root in the earth, when He shall blow on them and they wither, and a whirlwind take them away like stubble.
Isa 40:25 “And to whom then do you liken Me, or to whom am I compared?” says the Set-apart One.
Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see. Who has created these? He is bringing out their host by number, He calls them all by name, by the greatness of ability and potent of power, a man is not lacking.
Isa 40:27 Why do you say, O Ya‛aqoḇ, and speak, O Yisra’ĕl, “My way is hidden from יהוה (Yahweh), and my rights are overlooked by my Elohim”?
Isa 40:28 Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, יהוה (Yahweh), the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
Isa 40:29 He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
Isa 40:30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall,
Isa 40:31 but those who wait on יהוה (Yahweh) renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint.
The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition
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