Isaiah 40:1-7 DBY

1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2 Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of suffering a is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; b for she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

References for Isaiah 40:2

    • ƙ 40:2 - Or 'toil:' see Note, Num. 4.3, Dan. 8.12.
    • ƚ 40:2 - Lit. 'satisfied,' 'discharged.'
      3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye c the way of Jehovah, make straight in the desert d a highway for our God!

      References for Isaiah 40:3

        • ƛ 40:3 - Or 'A voice crying, Prepare ye in the wilderness:' see John 1.23.
        • Ɯ 40:3 - The Arabah: see Josh. 3.16.
          4 Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain.
          5 And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see [it] together: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.
          6 A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? -- All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field.
          7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath e of Jehovah bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

          References for Isaiah 40:7

            • ƞ 40:7 - Or 'spirit.'