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Isaiah 40:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)

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Comfort for God’s People

1 "Comfort; comfort my people," says your God. 2 "Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, that her compulsory labor is fulfilled, that her sin is paid for, that she has {received} from the hand of Yahweh double for all her sins." 3 A voice [is] calling in the wilderness, "Clear the way of Yahweh! Make a highway smooth in the desert for our God! 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall become low, And the rough ground shall be like a plain, and the rugged ground like a valley-plain. 5 And the glory of Yahweh shall be revealed, and all {humankind}a together shall see [it], for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken." 6 A voice [is] saying, "Call!" And he said, "What shall I call?" All {humankind}b [are] grass, and all his loyalty [is] like the flowers of the field.
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