Isaiah 40:1-7 NAS

The Greatness of God

1 "1Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

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2 "2Speak akindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her b3warfare has ended, That her c4iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand 5Double for all her sins."

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    • ʥ 40:2 - Lit "to the heart of"
    • ʦ 40:2 - Or "hard service"
    • ʧ 40:2 - Or "penalty of iniquity accepted as paid off"
      3 6A voice dis calling, "7Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

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        • ʨ 40:3 - Or "of one calling out"
          4 "Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
          5 eThen the 8glory of the LORD will be revealed, And 9all flesh will see it together; For the 10mouth of the LORD has spoken."

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            • ʩ 40:5 - Or "In order that the"
              6 A voice says, "Call out." Then fhe answered, "What shall I call out?" 11All flesh is grass, and all its gloveliness is like the flower of the field.

              References for Isaiah 40:6

                • ʪ 40:6 - Another reading is "I said"
                • ʫ 40:6 - Or "constancy"
                  7 The 12grass withers, the flower fades, hWhen the 13breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.

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