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Isaiah 40:1 Good News Translation (GNT)

Words of Hope

40 “Comfort my people,” says our God. “Comfort them!

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Isaiah 40:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God’s People Are Comforted

40 Comfort, O comfort my people,
    says your God.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 40:1 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

40 “Comfort and keep comforting my people,” says your God.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 40:1-2 The Message (MSG)

Messages of Comfort

Prepare for God’s Arrival

40 1-2 “Comfort, oh comfort my people,”
    says your God.
“Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem,
    but also make it very clear
That she has served her sentence,
    that her sin is taken care of—forgiven!
She’s been punished enough and more than enough,
    and now it’s over and done with.”

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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