Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Comfort ye - comfort ye my people, - Saith 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.


“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says 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.

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.


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 20 Translations in Isaiah 40:1

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

1 Comfort ye - comfort ye my people, - Saith your God. 2 Speak ye unto the heart of Jerusalem, And cry unto her, - That accomplished is her warfare, That accepted is her punishment, - That she hath received, at the hand of Yahweh, According to the full measure of all her sins.

Cross References

Isaiah 51:12

I - I, am he that comforteth you, - Who art, thou, that thou hast feared Frail man that dieth, and A son of the earthborn, who, as grass, shall be delivered up?

Isaiah 51:3

For Yahweh hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her waste places, And hath made her wilderness like Eden, And her waste plain like the garden of Yahweh, - Joy and gladness, shall be found in her, Thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Zephaniah 3:14-17

Sing out, O daughter of Zion, shout aloud, O Israel, - rejoice and exult with all thy heart, O daughter Jerusalem:

Jeremiah 31:10-14

Hear ye the word of Yahweh, O ye nations, And declare ye in the Coastlands, afar off, - And say - He that scattereth Israel, will gather him, And watch over him as a shepherd his flock;

2 Corinthians 1:4

Who encourageth us in all our tribulation, to the end we may be able to encourage them who are in any tribulation - through means of the encouragement wherewith we, ourselves, are encouraged by God.

Nehemiah 8:10

So he said unto them - Go your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared, for holy is the day, unto our Lord, - and be not grieved, for, the joy of Yahweh, is your strength.

Psalm 85:8

I will hear, what GOD - Yahweh - will speak, - For he will bespeak prosperity to his people, And to his men of lovingkindness, And to them who return with their heart unto him.

Isaiah 3:10

Say ye to the righteous It is well! For the fruit of their doings, shall they eat:

Isaiah 12:1

Thou shalt say, therefore, in that day, I will praise thee, O Yahweh! Though thou hast been angry with me, Thine anger turneth back. And thou dost comfort me.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen ye the weak hands, - The trembling knees, make ye firm:

Isaiah 41:10-14

Do not fear, for with thee, I am! Look not around, for, I, am thy God, - I have emboldened thee, Yea I have helped thee, Yea I have upheld thee with my righteous right-hand.

Isaiah 41:27

He who is First, can say , To Zion, Lo! there they are! And to Jerusalem, A herald of good-tidings, do I give.

Isaiah 49:13-16

Shout in triumph - O heavens! And exult - O earth! And break forth, ye mountains, into shouts of triumph, - For Yahweh hath comforted his people, And on his humbled ones, taketh he compassion.

Isaiah 50:10

Who among you, revereth Yahweh, Hearkening unto the voice of his Servant, - That hath walked in dark places And hath had no gleam of light? Let him trust in the name of Yahweh, And lean upon his God.

Isaiah 52:9

Break forth, shout in triumph together, ye waste places of Jerusalem, - For Yahweh Hath comforted his people, Hath redeemed Jerusalem:

Isaiah 57:15-19

For, thus, saith he that is high and lifted up - Inhabiting futurity, And, holy, is his name: A high and holy place, will I inhabit, Also with the crushed and lowly in spirit, To revive the spirit of the lowly, and To revive the heart of them who are crushed; -

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise - shine, For thy light, hath come, - And, the glory of Yahweh, on thee, hath beamed;

Isaiah 62:11-12

Lo! Yahweh, hath sent a message unto the end of the earth: Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Lo! thy Salvation, is coming, - Lo! his reward, is with him, And, his recompense, before him:

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, - Lo! my servants, shall eat but, ye, shall be famished, Lo! my servants, shall drink but, ye shall be thirsty, - Lo! my servants, shall rejoice but ye, shall turn pale;

Isaiah 66:10-14

Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and exult over her All ye who love her, - Joy with her right joyfully, All ye who used to mourn over her:

Zechariah 1:13

And Yahweh answered the messenger who was speaking with me, in words that were pleasant, - words that were consoling,

Zechariah 9:9

Exult greatly, O daughter of Zion, Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem, Lo! thy king, cometh unto thee, vindicated and victorious, is he, - lowly, and riding upon an ass, yea, upon a colt, a young ass.

1 Thessalonians 4:18

So then, be consoling one another with these words.

Hebrews 6:17-18

Wherein God, being, more abundantly disposed to shew forth unto the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his counsel, mediated, with an oath, -

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