Isaiah 40
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1“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God.

2Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, "" That her warfare has been completed, "" That her punishment has been accepted, "" That she has received from the hand of YHWH "" Double for all her sins.

3A voice is crying in a wilderness: “Prepare the way of YHWH, "" Make straight in a desert a highway for our God.

4Every valley is raised up, "" And every mountain and hill become low, "" And the crooked place has become a plain, "" And the entangled places a valley.

5And the glory of YHWH has been revealed, "" And all flesh have seen [it] together, "" For the mouth of YHWH has spoken.”

6A voice is saying, “Call,” "" And he said, “What do I call?” All flesh [is] grass, and all its goodness "" [Is] as a flower of the field:

7Grass has withered, the flower faded, "" For the Spirit of YHWH blew on it, "" Surely the people [is] grass;

8Grass has withered, the flower faded, "" But a word of our God rises forever.

9Get up on a high mountain, O Zion, "" Proclaiming tidings, "" Lift up your voice with power, O Jerusalem, proclaiming tidings, "" Lift up, do not fear, say to cities of Judah, “Behold, your God.”

10Behold, Lord YHWH comes with strength, "" And His arm is ruling for Him, "" Behold, His hire [is] with Him, and His wage before Him.

11He feeds His flock as a shepherd, "" He gathers lambs with His arm, "" And He carries [them] in His bosom: He leads suckling ones.

12Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, "" And has meted out the heavens by a span, "" And comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, "" And has weighed the mountains in scales, "" And the hills in a balance?

13Who has meted out the Spirit of YHWH, "" And [being] His counselor, teaches Him?

14With whom [did] He consult, "" That he causes Him to understand? And teaches Him in the path of judgment, "" And teaches Him knowledge? And causes Him to know the way of understanding?

15Behold, nations [are] as a drop from a bucket, "" And have been reckoned as small dust of the balance, "" Behold, He takes up islands as a small thing.

16And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, "" Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt-offering.

17All the nations [are] as nothing before Him, "" Less than nothing and emptiness, "" They have been reckoned to Him.

18And to whom do you liken God, "" And what likeness do you compare to Him?

19An artisan has poured out the carved image, "" And a refiner spreads it over with gold, "" And he is refining chains of silver.

20He who is poor [by] raised-offerings, "" Chooses a tree [that is] not rotten, "" He seeks a skillful artisan for it, "" To establish a carved image—not moved.

21Do you not know—do you not hear? Has it not been declared from the first to you? Have you not understood "" [From] the foundations of the earth?

22He who is sitting on the circle of the earth, "" And its inhabitants [are] as grasshoppers, "" He who is stretching out the heavens as a thin thing, "" And spreads them as a tent to dwell in.

23He who is making princes become nothing, "" Has made judges of earth formless;

24Indeed, they have not been planted, "" Indeed, they have not been sown, "" Indeed, their stock is not taking root in the earth, "" And He has also blown on them, and they wither, "" And a whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

25And to whom do you liken Me, "" And [to whom] I equal? Says the Holy One.

26Lift up your eyes on high, "" And see—who has created these? He who is bringing out their host by number, "" He calls to all of them by name, "" By the abundance of His strength "" And mighty power, "" Not one is lacking.

27Why say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way has been hid from YHWH, "" And from my God my judgment passes over?”

28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The God of the age—YHWH, "" Preparer of the ends of the earth, "" Is not wearied nor fatigued, "" There is no searching of His understanding.

29He is giving power to the weary, "" And to those not strong He increases might.

30Even youths are wearied and fatigued, "" And young men utterly stumble,

31But those expecting YHWH pass [to] power, "" They raise up the pinion as eagles, "" They run and are not fatigued, "" They go on and do not faint!

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