Isaiah 51:12

12 “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,

Isaiah 51:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
ESV
12 "I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
NLT
12 “I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
MSG
12 "I, I'm the One comforting you. What are you afraid of - or who? Some man or woman who'll soon be dead? Some poor wretch destined for dust?
CSB
12 I-I am the One who comforts you. Who are you that you should fear man who dies, or a son of man who is given up like grass?

Isaiah 51:12 In-Context

10 Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?
11 Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
12 “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,
13 that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
14 The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Isaiah 40:1; S 2 Corinthians 1:4
  • 2. S 2 Kings 1:15
  • 3. Psalms 118:6; S Isaiah 2:22
  • 4. S Isaiah 15:6; Isaiah 40:6-7; 1 Peter 1:24
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