Isaiah 40:2 NLT

2 “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins.”

Study tools for Isaiah 40:2

  • a 40:5 - Greek version reads He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, / “Prepare the way for the ’s coming! / Clear a road for our God! / Fill in the valleys, / and level the mountains and hills. / And then the glory of the will be revealed, / and all people will see the salvation sent from God. / The has spoken!” Compare Matt 3:3 ; Mark 1:3 ; Luke 3:4-6 .
  • b 40:9 - Or O messenger of good news, shout to Zion from the mountaintops! Shout it louder to Jerusalem.
  • c 40:13 - Greek version reads Who can know the ’s thoughts? Compare Rom 11:34 ; 1 Cor 2:16 .