Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Every valley will be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill will be leveled;
the uneven ground will become smooth
and the rough places, a plain.

New American Standard Bible

“Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

King James Version

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:

International Standard Version

Every valley will be lifted up, and every mountain and hill will be lowered; the rough ground will become level, and the mountain ridges made a plain.

A Conservative Version

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. And the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places smooth.

American Standard Version

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain:

Amplified


“Every valley shall be raised,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged places a broad valley.

Bible in Basic English

Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low, and let the rough places become level, and the hilltops become a valley,

Darby Translation

Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain.

Julia Smith Translation

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the acclivity was for evenness, and the mountain ranges for a valley:

King James 2000

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 smooth:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall become low, And the rough ground shall be like a plain, and the rugged ground like a valley-plain.

Modern King James verseion

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked places shall be made level, and the rough places smooth;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let all valleys be exalted, and every mountain and hill be laid low. Whatso is crooked, let it be made straight, and let the rough places be made plain fields.

NET Bible

Every valley must be elevated, and every mountain and hill leveled. The rough terrain will become a level plain, the rugged landscape a wide valley.

New Heart English Bible

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, every valley, be exalted, And every mountain and hill, be made low, - And, the steep ground become, level, And, the chain of hills - a plain:

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.

Youngs Literal Translation

Every valley is raised up, And every mountain and hill become low, And the crooked place hath become a plain, And the entangled places a valley.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּי גּיא 
Gay' 
Usage: 60

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

הר 
Har 
Usage: 544

and hill
גּבעה 
Gib`ah 
Usage: 69

שׁפל 
Shaphel 
Usage: 31

and the crooked
עקב 
`aqob 
Usage: 3

מישׁר מישׁור 
Miyshowr 
Usage: 23

and the rough places
רכס 
Rekec 
Usage: 1

Prayers for Isaiah 40:4

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

3 A voice of one crying out:

Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;
make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
4 Every valley will be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill will be leveled;
the uneven ground will become smooth
and the rough places, a plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord will appear,
and all humanity together will see it,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.


Cross References

Isaiah 45:2

“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.

Ezekiel 21:26

This is what the Lord God says:

Remove the turban, and take off the crown.
Things will not remain as they are;
exalt the lowly and bring down the exalted.

Luke 3:5

Every valley will be filled,
and every mountain and hill will be made low;
the crooked will become straight,
the rough ways smooth,

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.

Job 40:11-13

Unleash your raging anger;
look on every proud person and humiliate him.

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile

Isaiah 2:12-15

For a day belonging to the Lord of Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled—

Isaiah 42:11

Let the desert and its cities shout,
the settlements where Kedar dwells cry aloud.
Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy;
let them cry out from the mountaintops.

Isaiah 42:15-16

I will lay waste mountains and hills
and dry up all their vegetation.
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry up marshes.

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the field will know
that I am Yahweh.
I bring down the tall tree,
and make the low tree tall.
I cause the green tree to wither
and make the withered tree thrive.
I, Yahweh, have spoken
and I will do it.

Luke 1:52-53

He has toppled the mighty from their thrones
and exalted the lowly.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Proverbs 2:15

whose paths are crooked,
and whose ways are devious.

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