Isaiah 40 ©
God sendeth comfort to his people in the remission of sins. The preaching of John the Baptist. The glad tidings of the gospel. God's infinite power and wisdom; the vanity of likening him to any other being. An exhortation to trust in God's power and providence without desponding.
Speak ye 1comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her 2warfare is accomplished, cthat her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand ddouble for all her sins.
¶6O Zion, that pbringest good tidings, get thee qup into the high mountain; 7O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, rbe not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, sBehold your God!
He shall vfeed his flock like a shepherd: he shall wgather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall xgently lead those 10that are with young.
¶yWho 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 11a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
With whom took he counsel, and who 13instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and ataught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of 14understanding?
Yea, lthey shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also mblow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
pLift 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.
¶rHast 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? sthere is no searching of his understanding.
But vthey that wait upon the LORD shall 17renew their strength; they shall wmount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and xthey shall walk, and not faint.