Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are ' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.'

King James Version

The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Holman Bible

I was the first to say to Zion: Look! Here they are! and I gave a herald of good news to Jerusalem.

International Standard Version

First, to Zion: "There is slumber." And to Jerusalem: "I'll send a messenger with good news."

A Conservative Version

First to Zion. Behold, behold them, and I will give to Jerusalem him who brings good news.

American Standard Version

I am the first that saith unto Zion, Behold, behold them; and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

I was the first to give word of it to Zion, and I gave the good news to Jerusalem.

Darby Translation

The first, I said to Zion, Behold, behold them! and to Jerusalem, I will give one that bringeth glad tidings.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I am the first that has taught these things unto Zion, and unto Jerusalem I brought the news.

Julia Smith Translation

The first to Zion, Behold, behold them: and to Jerusalem I will give him announcing good news.

King James 2000

The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that brings good tidings.

Lexham Expanded Bible

First to Zion, look! Look at them! And I give a herald of good tidings to Jerusalem.

Modern King James verseion

I first shall say to Zion, Behold! Behold them! And I will give to Jerusalem one who bears good news.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The first is he that shall say unto Zion, "Behold, behold, they are present!" And to Israel itself will I give an Evangelist.

NET Bible

I first decreed to Zion, 'Look, here's what will happen!' I sent a herald to Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible

I am the first to say to Zion, 'Behold, look at them;' and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

World English Bible

I am the first to say to Zion, 'Behold, look at them;' and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.

Youngs Literal Translation

First to Zion, Behold, behold them, And to Jerusalem one proclaiming tidings I give,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

הנּה 
Hinneh 
Behold, see, lo, here...I, and lo
Usage: 1060

הנּה 
Hinneh 
Behold, see, lo, here...I, and lo
Usage: 1060

them and I will give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

Context Readings

God Helps Israel

26 Who has declared this from the beginning, that we might know? Or from former times, that we may say, "He is right!"? Surely there was no one who declared, Surely there was no one who proclaimed, Surely there was no one who heard your words. 27 "Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are ' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.' 28 "But when I look, there is no one, And there is no counselor among them Who, if I ask, can give an answer.



Cross References

Isaiah 40:9

Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"

Isaiah 52:7

How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Isaiah 44:28

"It is I who says of Cyrus, 'He is My shepherd! And he will perform all My desire ' And he declares of Jerusalem, 'She will be built,' And of the temple, 'Your foundation will be laid.'"

Nahum 1:15

Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay your vows For never again will the wicked one pass through you; He is cut off completely.

Ezra 1:1-2

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying:

Isaiah 41:4

"Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? 'I, the LORD, am the first, and with the last I am He.'"

Isaiah 43:10

"You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.

Isaiah 44:6

"Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.

Isaiah 48:3

"I declared the former things long ago And they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

Isaiah 48:12

"Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

Romans 10:15

How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"

Revelation 2:8

"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:

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