Isaiah 40:2
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New International Version
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

New Living Translation
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins."

English Standard Version
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

New American Standard Bible
"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."

King James Bible
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and announce to her that her time of forced labor is over, her iniquity has been pardoned, and she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins."

International Standard Version
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her heavy service has been completed, that her penalty has been paid, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins."

NET Bible
"Speak kindly to Jerusalem, and tell her that her time of warfare is over, that her punishment is completed. For the LORD has made her pay double for all her sins."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and announce to it that its time of hard labor is over and its wrongs have been paid for. It has received from the LORD double for all its sins."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Bid Jerusalem take heart, And proclaim unto her, That her time of service is accomplished, That her guilt is paid off; That she hath received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins.

New American Standard 1977
“Speak kindly to Jerusalem;
            And call out to her, that her warfare has ended,
            That her iniquity has been removed,
            That she has received of the LORD’s hand
            Double for all her sins.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak ye according to the heart of Jerusalem and cry unto her that her time is now fulfilled that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

American King James Version
Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

American Standard Version
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of suffering is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

English Revised Version
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; that she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

World English Bible
"Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins."

Young's Literal Translation
Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, That her warfare hath been completed, That accepted hath been her punishment, That she hath received from the hand of Jehovah Double for all her sins.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:1-11 All human life is a warfare; the Christian life is the most so; but the struggle will not last always. Troubles are removed in love, when sin is pardoned. In the great atonement of the death of Christ, the mercy of God is exercised to the glory of his justice. In Christ, and his sufferings, true penitents receive of the Lord's hand double for all their sins; for the satisfaction Christ made by his death was of infinite value. The prophet had some reference to the return of the Jews from Babylon. But this is a small event, compared with that pointed out by the Holy Ghost in the New Testament, when John the Baptist proclaimed the approach of Christ. When eastern princes marched through desert countries, ways were prepared for them, and hinderances removed. And may the Lord prepare our hearts by the teaching of his word and the convictions of his Spirit, that high and proud thoughts may be brought down, good desires planted, crooked and rugged tempers made straight and softened, and every hinderance removed, that we may be ready for his will on earth, and prepared for his heavenly kingdom. What are all that belongs to fallen man, or all that he does, but as the grass and the flower thereof! And what will all the titles and possessions of a dying sinner avail, when they leave him under condemnation! The word of the Lord can do that for us, which all flesh cannot. The glad tidings of the coming of Christ were to be sent forth to the ends of the earth. Satan is the strong man armed; but our Lord Jesus is stronger; and he shall proceed, and do all that he purposes. Christ is the good Shepherd; he shows tender care for young converts, weak believers, and those of a sorrowful spirit. By his word he requires no more service, and by his providence he inflicts no more trouble, than he will strengthen them for. May we know our Shepherd's voice, and follow him, proving ourselves his sheep.
Study Bible
Prepare the Way for the Lord
1"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God. 2"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins." 3A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:6
Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; mix her a double portion in her own cup.

Isaiah 6:7
He touched my mouth with it and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven."

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 14:3
And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,

Isaiah 33:24
And no resident will say, "I am sick"; The people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.

Isaiah 35:4
Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you."

Isaiah 41:11
"Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.

Isaiah 49:25
Surely, thus says the LORD, "Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued; For I will contend with the one who contends with you, And I will save your sons.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

Isaiah 53:6
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

comfortably. Heb. to the heart

Genesis 34:3 And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved …

2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites that taught the …

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, …

warfare, or, appointed time

Psalm 102:13 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion: for the time to favor her, …

Songs 2:11-13 For, see, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone…

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts …

Daniel 9:2,24-27 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number …

Daniel 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to …

Daniel 12:4,9 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to …

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …

Acts 1:7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, …

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

Revelation 6:10,11 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

Revelation 11:15-18 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

and her iniquity

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell …

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, …

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as …

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall …

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 33:8,9 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

double

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall …

Job 42:10-12 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his …

Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; …

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: …

Daniel 9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against …

Zechariah 1:15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: …

Zechariah 9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do …

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

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