New International Version
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."
King James Bible
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God abideth for ever.
World English Bible
The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever."
Young's Literal Translation
Withered hath grass, faded the flower, But a word of our God riseth for ever.
Isaiah 40:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The grass withereth - The whole of this verse is wanting in three of Kennicott's and five of De Rossi's MSS., and in a very correct and ancient MS. of my own, and also in the Septuagint and Arabic.
Surely the people "Verily this people" - So the Syriac; who perhaps read העם הזה haam hazzeh.
Because the spirit of the Lord "When the wind of Jehovah" - רוח יהוה ruach Jehovah, a wind of Jehovah, is a Hebraism, meaning no more than a strong wind. It is well known that a hot wind in the east destroys every green thing. Compare Psalm 103:16. Two MSS. omit the word יהוה Yehovah, Jehovah.
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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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8Th Day. Reviving Grace.
"And the Redeemer Shall Come unto Zion, and unto them that Turn,"
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord endures forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
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