Parallel Verses


Comfort, comfort My people, says your God.

New American Standard Bible

"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

King James Version

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Holman Bible

"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.

International Standard Version

"Comfort! Yes, comfort my people," says your God.

A Conservative Version

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, says your God.

American Standard Version

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Bible in Basic English

Give comfort, give comfort, to my people, says your God.

Darby Translation

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Julia Smith Translation

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, will your God say

King James 2000

Comfort you, comfort you my people, says your God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Comfort; comfort my people," says your God.

Modern King James verseion

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Comfort my people, O ye prophets; comfort my people, sayeth your God.

NET Bible

"Comfort, comfort my people," says your God.

New Heart English Bible

"Comfort, comfort my people," says your God.

The Emphasized Bible

Comfort ye - comfort ye my people, - Saith your God.


Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

World English Bible

"Comfort, comfort my people," says your God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Comfort ye, comfort ye, My people, saith your God.


Root Form
Usage: 108

ye, comfort
Usage: 108

ye my people
Usage: 1867



Word Count of 21 Translations in Isaiah 40:1

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

1 Comfort, comfort My people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry to her that her time of service and her warfare are ended, that [her punishment is accepted and] her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received [punishment] from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

Cross References

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,

Isaiah 51:3

For the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song or instrument of praise.

Zephaniah 3:14-17

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice, be in high spirits and glory with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem [in that day].

Jeremiah 31:10-14

Hear the word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the isles and coastlands far away, and say, He Who scattered Israel will gather him and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.

2 Corinthians 1:4

Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

Psalm 85:8

I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him) -- "but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.

Isaiah 3:10

Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

Isaiah 12:1

And in that day you will say, I will give thanks to You, O Lord; for though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, and You comfort me.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

Isaiah 41:10-14

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Isaiah 41:27

I [the Lord] first gave to Zion the announcement, Behold, [the Jews will be restored to their own land, and the man Cyrus shall be raised up who will deliver them] behold them! And to Jerusalem I gave a herald [Isaiah] bringing the good news.

Isaiah 49:13-16

Sing for joy, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon His afflicted.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no shining splendor [in his heart]? Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God.

Isaiah 52:9

Break forth joyously, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem!

Isaiah 57:15-19

For thus says the high and lofty One -- "He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you -- "rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!

Isaiah 62:11-12

Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the Daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes [in the person of the Lord]; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work and recompense before Him.

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame.

Isaiah 66:10-14

Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn over her,

Zechariah 1:13

And the Lord answered the angel who talked with me with gracious and comforting words.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.

1 Thessalonians 4:18

Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.

Hebrews 6:17-18

Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath.

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