Isaiah 40:1-11 NIV

Comfort for God’s People

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

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

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

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      9 You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem,clift 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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        • ® 40:9 - Or "Zion, bringer of good news," / "go up on a high mountain." / "Jerusalem, bringer of good news"
          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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          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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          Study tools for Isaiah 40:1-11

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