Great Isaiah Scroll Chapters 40:02 to 40:28 English Translation

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Great Isaiah Scroll: Symbols in the translated text: by Fred P Miller

English Language Bible Translators Miller, Fred P

King James Version (KJV) Public Domain

Column XXXIII Isaiah 40 vs.2 to 40 vs.28

1. (Continue Chapter 40 vs.2) that her warfare is completed because her iniquity is pardoned: for she received from the hand of YHWH two handfuls for all
2. her sins (3.) A voice crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the YHWH, make straight in the desert
3. a highway for our God. (4.) Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the sly shall be straightened,
4. and the rough places as a valley. (5.) And the glory of YHWH shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: because the mouth of
5. YHWH has spoken. (PP)

6. (6.) The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the pleasantness of it is as the flower of
7. the field: (7.) The grass dries, the flower droops: [*because the spirit of YHWH blows on it:*] The text is confused here see explanation in comments [..he speaks..] [our God will stand forever] surely the people is grass. [the rest is in the margin] (8.) The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God
8. (9.) upon a high hill go, go up, with good news O Zion, raise up your voice in strength with good news; O Jerusalem,
9. lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the cities {&waw&} of Judah, Behold your God. (10.) Behold, the Lord YHWH
10. will come in strength, and his arm shall govern for him behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. (11.) Like a shepherd
11. his flock He shall feed: in his arm he shall gather the lambs and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those who are nursing.(PP)

12. (12.) Who has measured in the hollow of his hand the waters [+of the sea+], and balanced the heavens with [+his+] span and contained the dust of the earth in third part, and weighed
13. in scales the mountains, and the hills in encampments [m..a balance] (13.) Who measured out the Spirit of YHWH or what man being his counsellor brought him knowledge. (14.) And
14. who was His counsellor, or who brought Him understanding, or taught him in the path of judgment, or taught him knowledge, and the way of understanding caused Him to know.
15. (15.) Behold, the Gentiles are as a drop from a bucket, and are thought as the fine dust of the balances, behold, he takes up the islands as a little thing. (16.) And Lebanon
16. has not enough to burn, and its beasts are not enough for a burnt offering. (PP)

17. (17.) All the Gentiles are as nothing before him; and as nonexistent they are accounted to him, and a void. (18.) And to whom will you compare God.
18. and to what comparison will you compare to me [m..him] (19.) The craftsman [+makes+] a melting of an idol, and the smelter overlays it with gold, and chains
19. of silver he casts. (20.) The one being too poor for an offering a non – rotting tree he chooses, he seeks for himself a wise craftsman to prepare an idol,
20 that will not be shaken. (21.) Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told from the start to you? have you not understood
21. from the foundations of the earth? (22.) He is the one sitting on the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; He is the one stretching out as a curtain
22. the heavens, and He spreads them out as a tent to dwell in. (23.) He is placing commanders as nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as a void.
23. (24.) Yet, they shall not be planted; yet, they shall not be sown: yet, their stem shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also ([..blow..]see explanation) on them, and they shall dry up,
24. and the whirlwind shall bear them away like chaff. (PP)

25. (25.) To whom will you liken me, or shall I be compared? says the Holy One. (26.) Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created
26. these things, the one who brings out by number their host: he calls them all by names by exalted power and might and strength;
27. not one is made to fail. (PP)

28. (27.) Why does Jacob speak and Israel say, My way is hidden from YHWH and from my God my judgment
29. is passed over (28.) Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, YHWH, the Creator of the ends of the earth,

Isaiah 40:2 – 28 King James Version

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.

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.

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:

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.

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:

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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!

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.

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.

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?

13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?

14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

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.

16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

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 moved.

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?

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:

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

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.

25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

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.

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 God?

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 understanding.

Translation Source: ao.net

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