Isaiah 40:24
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New International Version
No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

New Living Translation
They hardly get started, barely taking root, when he blows on them and they wither. The wind carries them off like chaff.

English Standard Version
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

New American Standard Bible
Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.

King James Bible
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem hardly takes root in the ground when He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble."

International Standard Version
No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner have their stems taken root in the earth, than he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest sweeps them away like stubble.

NET Bible
Indeed, they are barely planted; yes, they are barely sown; yes, they barely take root in the earth, and then he blows on them, causing them to dry up, and the wind carries them away like straw.

New Heart English Bible
They are planted scarcely. They are sown scarcely. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have hardly been planted. They have hardly been sown. They have hardly taken root in the ground. Then he blows on them and they wither, and a windstorm sweeps them away like straw.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Scarce are they planted, Scarce are they sown, Scarce hath their stock taken root in the earth; When He bloweth upon them, they wither, And the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

New American Standard 1977
Scarcely have they been planted,
            Scarcely have they been sown,
            Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
            But He merely blows on them, and they wither,
            And the storm carries them away like stubble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As if they had never been planted, as if they had never been sown, as if their stock had never taken root in the earth; even blowing upon them, they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

American King James Version
Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow on them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

American Standard Version
Yea, they have not been planted; yea, they have not been sown; yea, their stock hath not taken root in the earth: moreover he bloweth upon them, and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And surely their stock was neither planted, nor sown, nor rooted in the earth: suddenly he hath blown upon them, and they are withered, and a whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

Darby Bible Translation
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely are they sown, scarcely hath their stock taken root in the earth, but he also bloweth upon them and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

English Revised Version
Yea, they have not been planted; yea, they have not been sown; yea, their stock hath not taken root in the earth: moreover he bloweth upon them, and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

World English Bible
They are planted scarcely. They are sown scarcely. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, they have not been planted, Yea, they have not been sown, Yea, not taking root in the earth is their stock, And also He hath blown upon them, and they wither, And a whirlwind as stubble taketh them away.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:18-26 Whatever we esteem or love, fear or hope in, more than God, that creature we make equal with God, though we do not make images or worship them. He that is so poor, that he has scarcely a sacrifice to offer, yet will not be without a god of his own. They spared no cost upon their idols; we grudge what is spent in the service of our God. To prove the greatness of God, the prophet appeals to all ages and nations. Those who are ignorant of this, are willingly ignorant. God has the command of all creatures, and of all created things. The prophet directs us to use our reason as well as our senses; to consider who created the hosts of heaven, and to pay our homage to Him. Not one fails to fulfil his will. And let us not forget, that He spake all the promises, and engaged to perform them.
Study Bible
Here is Your God!
23He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless. 24Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble. 25"To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One.…
Cross References
Psalm 83:13
O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Isaiah 40:7
The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.

Isaiah 41:2
"Who has aroused one from the east Whom He calls in righteousness to His feet? He delivers up nations before him And subdues kings. He makes them like dust with his sword, As the wind-driven chaff with his bow.

Isaiah 41:16
"You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, And the storm will scatter them; But you will rejoice in the LORD, You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow on them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

they shall not be planted

Isaiah 14:21,22 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; …

Isaiah 17:11 In the day shall you make your plant to grow, and in the morning …

1 Kings 21:21,22 Behold, I will bring evil on you, and will take away your posterity, …

2 Kings 10:11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and …

Job 15:30-33 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, …

Job 18:16-19 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off…

Jeremiah 22:30 Thus said the LORD, Write you this man childless, a man that shall …

Nahum 1:14 And the LORD has given a commandment concerning you, that no more …

he shall also

Isaiah 40:7 The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD …

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with …

Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; …

Isaiah 37:7 Behold, I will send a blast on him, and he shall hear a rumor, and …

2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world …

Job 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils …

Haggai 1:9 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought …

and the

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall …

Isaiah 41:16 You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind …

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as …

Proverbs 1:27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as …

Jeremiah 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous …

Hosea 13:3,15 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew …

Zechariah 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom …

Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth …

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