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O Zion,
You who bring good tidings,
Get up into the high mountain;
O Jerusalem,
You who bring good tidings,
Lift up your voice with strength,
Lift it up, be not afraid;
Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”

10 Behold, the Lord God shall come [a]with a strong hand,
And (A)His arm shall rule for Him;
Behold, (B)His reward is with Him,
And His [b]work before Him.
11 He will (C)feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
And carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those who are with young.

12 (D)Who has measured the [c]waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a [d]span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales
And the hills in a balance?
13 (E)Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?
14 With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him,
And (F)taught Him in the path of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge,
And showed Him the way of understanding?

15 Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket,
And are counted as the small dust on the scales;
Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:10 in strength
  2. Isaiah 40:10 recompense
  3. Isaiah 40:12 So with MT, LXX, Vg.; DSS adds of the sea; Tg. adds of the world
  4. Isaiah 40:12 A span .5 cubit, 9 inches; or the width of His hand