"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.
References for Isaiah 40:1
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and announce to her that her time of servitude is over, her iniquity has been pardoned, and she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
References for Isaiah 40:2
A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
References for Isaiah 40:3
Every valley will be lifted up, and every mountain and hill will be leveled; the uneven ground will become smooth, and the rough places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will appear, and all humanity will see [it] together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
References for Isaiah 40:5
A voice was saying, "Cry out!" Another said, "What should I cry out?" "All humanity is grass, and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.
References for Isaiah 40:6