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Isaiah 40:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

The voice said, “Cry out!”
And [a]he said, “What shall I cry?”

“All flesh is grass,
And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 40:6 So with MT, Tg.; DSS, LXX, Vg. I
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Isaiah 40:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

A voice says, “Call out.”
Then [a]he answered, “What shall I call out?”
All flesh is grass, and all its [b]loveliness is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
[c]When the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 40:6 Another reading is I said
  2. Isaiah 40:6 Or constancy
  3. Isaiah 40:7 Or Because
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Isaiah 40:6-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)


A voice says, “Call out [prophesy].”
Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”
[The voice answered:] All humanity is [as frail as] grass, and all that makes it attractive [its charm, its loveliness] is [momentary] like the flower of the field.

The grass withers, the flower fades,
When the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Most certainly [all] the people are [like] grass.

The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Isaiah 40:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.

New International Version (NIV)

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Isaiah 40:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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