Is 40:1Comfort, oh, comfort My people, / Says your God.

Is 40:2Speak unto the heart of Jerusalem, / And cry out to her, / That her warfare has finished, / That the penalty for her iniquity has been accepted; / For she has received from the hand of Jehovah double / For all her sins.

Is 40:3The voice of one who cries / In the wilderness: Make clear / The way of Jehovah; / Make straight in the desert / A highway for our God.

Is 40:4Every valley will be lifted up, / And every mountain and hill will be made low, / And the crooked places will become straight, / And the rough places, a broad plain.

Is 40:5Then the glory of Jehovah will be revealed, / And all flesh will see it together, / Because the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

Is 40:6A voice said, Cry out. / And he said, What shall I cry? / All flesh is grass / And all its glory is like the flower of the field;

Is 40:7The grass withers, the flower fades, / Because the breath of Jehovah blows upon it. / Surely the people are grass.

Is 40:8The grass withers and the flower fades, / But the word of our God will stand forever.

Is 40:9Go up to a high mountain, / O Zion, who brings glad tidings; / Lift up your voice with power, / O Jerusalem, who brings glad tidings; / Lift it up; do not be afraid. / Say to the cities of Judah, / Behold your God!

Is 40:10Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come as a mighty One, / And His arm will rule for Him. / Behold, His reward is with Him, / And His recompense before Him.

Is 40:11He will feed His flock as a Shepherd; / In His arm He will gather the lambs; / In His bosom He will carry them. / He will lead those who are nursing the young.

Is 40:12Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, / Who has calculated the extent of the heavens with a handspan, / And measured out the dust of the earth by a measure, / And weighed the mountains in scales / And the hills in balances?

Is 40:13Who has directed the Spirit of Jehovah, / Or who has made matters known to Him as His counselor?

Is 40:14With whom did He consult and who instructed Him, / And taught Him in the path of justice, / And taught Him knowledge, / And caused Him to know the way of understanding?

Is 40:15Indeed the nations are like a drop from a bucket, / And are accounted as specks of dust on the scales. / Indeed He takes up the islands as very fine powder.

Is 40:16And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, / Nor are its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering.

Is 40:17All the nations are as nothing before Him; / They are counted by Him as less than nothing and vanity.

Is 40:18To whom then will you liken God? / Or what likeness will you compare to Him?

Is 40:19When the workman has cast an idol, / A goldsmith overlays it with gold / Also refining chains of silver for it.

Is 40:20He that is so impoverished that he lacks an offering / Chooses wood that will not rot, / And seeks a skillful craftsman for himself / To prepare an idol that will not be moved.

Is 40:21Do you not know? Have you not heard? / Has it not been told to you from the beginning? / Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Is 40:22It 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;

Is 40:23Who brings the princes to nought; / He makes the judges of the earth as nothing.

Is 40:24They have scarcely been planted; / They have scarcely been sown; / Their stem has scarcely taken root in the earth; / Nevertheless He blows on them and they are withered, / And the storm wind carries them away like stubble.

Is 40:25To whom will you liken Me, / That I should be compared? Says the Holy One.

Is 40:26Lift up your eyes on high, / And see who has created these things, / Who brings out their host by number; / He calls all of them by name. / Through the greatness of His might and the strength of His power / Not one of them is missing.

Is 40:27Why do you say, O Jacob, / And why do you speak, O Israel, / My way is hidden from Jehovah, / And my judgment has been passed over by my God?

Is 40:28Do you not know, / Or have you not heard, / That the eternal God, Jehovah, / The Creator of the ends of the earth, / Does not faint and does not become weary? / There is no searching out of His understanding.

Is 40:29He gives power to the faint, / And to those who have no vigor He multiplies strength.

Is 40:30Although youths will faint and become weary, / And young men will collapse exhausted;

Is 40:31Yet those who wait on Jehovah will renew their strength; / They will mount up with wings like eagles; / They will run and will not become weary; / They will walk and will not faint.

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