ISA-40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

ISA-40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her,

that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned:

for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

ISA-40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare

ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway

for our God.

ISA-40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and

hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight,

and the rough places plain:

ISA-40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all

flesh shall see [it] together: for the mouth of the LORD hath

spoken [it].

ISA-40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All

flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness thereof [is] as the

flower of the field:

ISA-40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the

spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people [is] grass.

ISA-40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of

our God shall stand for ever.

ISA-40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into

the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift

up thy voice with strength; lift [it] up, be not afraid; say

unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

ISA-40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong [hand], and

his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward [is] with him,

and his work before him.

ISA-40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall

gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom,

[and] shall gently lead those that are with young.

ISA-40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,

 and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust

of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales,

and the hills in a balance?

ISA-40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being]

his counsellor hath taught him?

ISA-40:14 With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him,

and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge,

 and showed to him the way of understanding?

ISA-40:15 Behold, the nations [are] as a drop of a bucket, and

are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh

up the isles as a very little thing.

ISA-40:16 And Lebanon [is] not sufficient to burn, nor the

beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

ISA-40:17 All nations before him [are] as nothing; and they are

counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

ISA-40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will

ye compare unto him?

ISA-40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith

spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

ISA-40:20 He that [is] so impoverished that he hath no oblation

chooseth a tree [that] will not rot; he seeketh unto him a

cunning workman to prepare a graven image, [that] shall not be


ISA-40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been

told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the

foundations of the earth?

ISA-40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,

and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that

stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out

as a tent to dwell in:

ISA-40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the

judges of the earth as vanity.

ISA-40:24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be

sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he

shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the

whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

ISA-40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal?

saith the Holy One.

ISA-40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created

these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he

calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for

that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.

ISA-40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My

way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my


ISA-40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the

everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth,

fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his


ISA-40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have]

no might he increaseth strength.

ISA-40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the

young men shall utterly fall:

ISA-40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their]

strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall

run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.