Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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.

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 lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 made 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 cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; and in the desert a straight highway for our God.' 4 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. 5 Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all humanity will see it at once; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."


Cross References

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Ezekiel 21:26

This is what the Lord GOD says: "Remove your turban! Take off your crown! Things aren't going to remain as they used to be. What is lowly will be exalted, and what is lofty will be brought low.

Luke 3:5

Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked ways will be made straight, and the rough roads will be made smooth.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Job 40:11-13

dispensed the fury of your anger, made sure that you have humbled every proud person,

Psalm 113:7-8

He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile

Isaiah 2:12-15

"For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has reserved a time to oppose all who are proud and haughty, and the self-exalting they will be humbled.

Isaiah 42:11

Let the desert cry out, its towns and the villages where Kedar lives; and let those who live in Sela sing for joy. Let them shout aloud from the mountaintops.

Isaiah 42:15-16

I'll devastate the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I'll turn rivers into islands, and dry up the ponds.

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the fields will know that I, the LORD, bring down the lofty tree and exalt the lowly tree. I dry up the green tree and cause the dry tree to bud. I the LORD have spoken this, and I will fulfill it."

Luke 1:52-53

He pulled powerful rulers from their thrones and lifted up humble people.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man, rather than the other one, went down to his home justified, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

Proverbs 2:15

whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways,

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