Isaiah 40:7-17

7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
9 You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem,[a]lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[b] of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor?
14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?
15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.

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Cross References 35

  • 1. S Job 8:12; S Isaiah 15:6
  • 2. S Exodus 15:10; S Job 41:21
  • 3. S Psalms 103:16; S Ezekiel 22:21
  • 4. S Isaiah 5:24; James 1:10
  • 5. Isaiah 55:11; Isaiah 59:21
  • 6. S Proverbs 19:21; S Isaiah 7:7,9; S Jeremiah 39:16
  • 7. S Psalms 119:89; S Matthew 5:18; 1 Peter 1:24-25*
  • 8. Isaiah 41:27; Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 52:7-10; Isaiah 61:1; Nahum 1:15; S Acts 13:32; Romans 10:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
  • 9. S Isaiah 1:1
  • 10. Isaiah 25:9
  • 11. Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 59:20; Matthew 21:5; Revelation 22:7
  • 12. Isaiah 28:2
  • 13. S Psalms 44:3; S Isaiah 30:30; S Isaiah 33:2; Isaiah 59:16
  • 14. Isaiah 9:6-7
  • 15. S Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 62:11; Revelation 22:12
  • 16. S Genesis 48:15; S Psalms 28:9; Ezekiel 34:23; S Micah 5:4; S John 10:11
  • 17. S Numbers 11:12
  • 18. S Deuteronomy 26:19
  • 19. Isaiah 49:10
  • 20. S Genesis 33:13; S Deuteronomy 30:4
  • 21. S Job 12:15; S Job 38:10
  • 22. Proverbs 30:4
  • 23. S Job 38:5; Hebrews 1:10-12
  • 24. S Job 38:18; Proverbs 16:11
  • 25. Isaiah 11:2; Isaiah 42:1
  • 26. S Job 15:8; Romans 11:34*; 1 Corinthians 2:16*
  • 27. Job 21:22; Colossians 2:3
  • 28. S Job 12:13; S Job 34:13; Isaiah 55:9
  • 29. S Psalms 62:9
  • 30. S Deuteronomy 9:21; Isaiah 2:22
  • 31. Isaiah 33:9; Isaiah 37:24
  • 32. Psalms 50:9-11; Micah 6:7; Hebrews 10:5-9
  • 33. Isaiah 30:28
  • 34. S Job 12:19; Isaiah 29:7
  • 35. S Isaiah 37:19; Daniel 4:35

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "Zion, bringer of good news," / "go up on a high mountain." / "Jerusalem, bringer of good news"
  • [b]. Or "mind"
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