Isaiah 40:1-7 NIRV

God Comforts His People

1 "Comfort my people," says your God. "Comfort them.

References for Isaiah 40:1

      2 Speak tenderly to the people of Jerusalem. Announce to them that their hard service has been completed. Tell them that their sin has been paid for. Tell them I have punished them enough for all of their sins."
      3 A messenger is calling out, "In the desert prepare the way for the Lord. Make a straight road through it for our God.
      4 Every valley will be filled in. Every mountain and hill will be made level. The rough ground will be smoothed out. The rocky places will be made flat.
      5 Then the glory of the LORD will appear. And everyone will see it. The LORD has spoken."
      6 Another messenger says, "Cry out." And I said, "What should I cry?" "Cry out, 'All people are like grass. They don't last any longer than flowers in the field.
      7 The grass dries up. The flowers fall to the ground. That happens when the LORD makes his wind blow on them. So people are just like grass.