Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her heavy service has been completed, that her penalty has been paid, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins."

New American Standard Bible

"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and announce to her
that her time of forced labor is over,
her iniquity has been pardoned,
and she has received from the Lord’s hand
double for all her sins.”

A Conservative Version

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare has been completed, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of LORD's hand double for all her sins.

American Standard Version

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

Say kind words to the heart of Jerusalem, crying out to her that her time of trouble is ended, that her punishment is complete; that she has been rewarded by the Lord's hand twice over for all her sins.

Darby Translation

Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of suffering is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Speak ye according to the heart of Jerusalem and cry unto her that her time is now fulfilled that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

Julia Smith Translation

Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her that her war was filled up, her iniquity was paid off: that she received from the hand of Jehovah double for all her sins.

King James 2000

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, that her compulsory labor is fulfilled, that her sin is paid for, that she has {received} from the hand of Yahweh double for all her sins."

Modern King James verseion

Speak lovingly to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is done, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Comfort Jerusalem, and tell her that her travail is at an end, that her offense is pardoned, that she hath received of the LORD's hand sufficient correction for all her sins.

NET Bible

"Speak kindly to Jerusalem, and tell her that her time of warfare is over, that her punishment is completed. For the Lord has made her pay double for all her sins."

New Heart English Bible

"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins."

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Webster

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

World English Bible

"Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins."

Youngs Literal Translation

Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, That her warfare hath been completed, That accepted hath been her punishment, That she hath received from the hand of Jehovah Double for all her sins.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

and cry
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

of the Lord's

Usage: 0

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

כּפל 
Kephel 
Usage: 3

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 40:2

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

1 "Comfort! Yes, comfort my people," says your God. 2 "Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her heavy service has been completed, that her penalty has been paid, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins." 3 A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; and in the desert a straight highway for our God.'


Cross References

Isaiah 61:7

Instead of your shame you will receive double, and instead of disgrace people will shout with joy over your inheritance; therefore you will inherit a double portion in their land; everlasting joy will be yours."

Jeremiah 16:18

First I'll repay them double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted my land with the dead bodies of their detestable images, and they have filled my inheritance with their abominations."

Zechariah 9:12

Return to your fortress, you prisoners who have hope. Even today I am telling you: In return I will repay you double.

Revelation 18:6

Do to her as she herself has done, and give her double for her deeds. Mix a double drink for her in the cup she mixed.

Isaiah 33:24

And no one living there will say, "I am ill.' The people living there will have their sins forgiven."

Hosea 2:14

"Therefore, look! I will now allure her. I will make her go out to the wilderness, and will speak to her heart.

Genesis 34:3

He was attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter, since he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

2 Chronicles 30:22

Hezekiah encouraged all the descendants of Levi who demonstrated significant insight in their service to the LORD, so they all participated in the festival meals for seven days, all the while sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD God of their ancestors.

Job 42:10-12

The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed.

Psalm 32:1

How blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 102:13-28

You will arise to extend compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor the appointed time has come.

Song of Songs 2:11-13

Look! Winter is past. The rain is over and gone.

Isaiah 12:1

At that time, you will say: "I will praise you, LORD, for although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away, and you have comforted me.

Isaiah 35:4

Say to those with anxious hearts, "Be strong, do not be afraid! Here is your God he will bring vengeance, he will bring divine retribution, and he will save you.'

Isaiah 41:11-13

"Look! All who are enraged at you will be put to shame and disgraced; those who contend with you will all die.

Isaiah 43:25

"I, I am the one who blots out your transgression for my own sake, and I'll remember your sins no more.

Isaiah 44:22

I've wiped away your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist. Return to me; because I've redeemed you.

Isaiah 49:25

But this is what the LORD says: "He will seize even the warriors' plunder, and the captives of tyrants will be rescued. I myself will quarrel with those who have a quarrel with you, and I myself will save your children.

Jeremiah 17:18

Let those who pursue me be put to shame, but don't put me to shame. Let them be terrified, but don't let me be terrified. Bring the day of judgment on them, and destroy them with double destruction!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, "plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

"Rather, this is the covenant that I'll make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD. "I'll put my Law within them and will write it on their hearts. I'll be their God and they will be my people.

Jeremiah 33:8-9

I'll cleanse them from all their sin that they have committed against me, and I'll forgive all their sins that they committed against me and by which they rebelled against me.

Daniel 9:2

in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, noted in the Scripture the total years that were assigned by the message from the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem: 70 years.

Daniel 9:12

"He has confirmed his accusation that he spoke against us and against our rulers who governed us by bringing upon us great calamity, because nowhere in the universe has anything been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:24-27

Seventy weeks have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city: to restrain transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for lawlessness, to establish everlasting righteousness, to conclude vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Daniel 11:35

Some of the insightful will fall so they may be refined, purged, and purified until the time of the end, since it will surely come about.'"

Daniel 12:4

Now as for you, Daniel, roll up your scroll and seal your words until the time of the end. Many will rush around, while knowledge increases.'"

Daniel 12:9

"He answered, "Go on your way, Daniel, because these matters are wrapped up and sealed until the time of the end.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the revelation pertains to an appointed time it speaks truthfully about the end. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come about it will not be late!

Zechariah 1:15

I am deeply angry with the nations who are complacent, with whom I was only a little displeased but they made things worse!"

Acts 1:7

He answered them, "It isn't for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

Galatians 4:4

But when the appropriate time had come, God sent his Son, born by a woman, born under the Law,

Revelation 6:10-11

They cried out in a loud voice, "Holy and true Sovereign, how long will it be before you judge and take revenge on those living on the earth who shed our blood?"

Revelation 11:15-18

When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The world's kingdom has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever."

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain