New International Version
He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
King James Bible
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Darby Bible Translation
that bringeth the princes to nothing, that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
World English Bible
who brings princes to nothing; who makes the judges of the earth like meaningless.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is making princes become nothing, Judges of earth as emptiness hath made;
Isaiah 40:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a curtain "As a thin veil" - "It is usual in the summer season, and upon all occasions when a large company is to be received, to have the court sheltered from heat or inclemency of the weather by a velum, umbrella, or veil, as I shall call it; which being expanded on ropes from one side of the parapet wall to the other, may be folded or unfolded at pleasure. The psalmist seems to allude to some covering of this kind in that beautiful expression of spreading out the heavens like a curtain." - Shaw's Travels, p. 274.
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LibraryApril 18. "They Shall Mount up with Wings" (Isa. Xl. 31).
"They shall mount up with wings" (Isa. xl. 31). "They shall mount up with wings as eagles," is God's preliminary; for the next promise is, "They shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." Hours of holy exultation are necessary for hours of patient plodding, waiting and working. Nature has its springs, and so has grace. Let us rejoice in the Lord evermore, and again we say, rejoice. And let us take Him to be our continual joy, whose heart is a fountain of blessedness, and who …
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O Thou that Bringest Good Tidings
8Th Day. Reviving Grace.
"And the Redeemer Shall Come unto Zion, and unto them that Turn,"
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.
he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes will vanish away.
Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn, a curse --as they are today;
I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
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