Isaiah 41:27
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New International Version
I was the first to tell Zion, 'Look, here they are!' I gave to Jerusalem a messenger of good news.

New Living Translation
I was the first to tell Zion, 'Look! Help is on the way!' I will send Jerusalem a messenger with good news.

English Standard Version
I was the first to say to Zion, “Behold, here they are!” and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good news.

New American Standard Bible
"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are.' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.'

King James Bible
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was the first to say to Zion: Look! Here they are! And I gave a herald of good news to Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
First, to Zion: "There is slumber." And to Jerusalem: "I'll send a messenger with good news."

NET Bible
I first decreed to Zion, 'Look, here's what will happen!' I sent a herald to Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
I am the first to say to Zion, 'Behold, look at them;' and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was the first to tell Zion, 'Look, here they are.' I gave Jerusalem a messenger with the good news.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A harbinger unto Zion will I give: 'Behold, behold them', And to Jerusalem a messenger of good tidings.

New American Standard 1977
“Formerly I said to Zion, ‘Behold, here they are.’
            And to Jerusalem, ‘I will give a messenger of good news.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am the first that has taught these things unto Zion, and unto Jerusalem I brought the news.

King James 2000 Bible
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that brings good tidings.

American King James Version
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that brings good tidings.

American Standard Version
I am the first that saith unto Zion, Behold, behold them; and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The first shall say to Sion: Behold they are here, and to Jerusalem I will give an evangelist.

Darby Bible Translation
The first, [I said] to Zion, Behold, behold them! and to Jerusalem, I will give one that bringeth glad tidings.

English Revised Version
I first will say unto Zion, Behold, behold them; and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Webster's Bible Translation
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

World English Bible
I am the first to say to Zion, 'Behold, look at them;' and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
First to Zion, Behold, behold them, And to Jerusalem one proclaiming tidings I give,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
41:21-29 There needs no more to show the folly of sin, than to bring to notice the reasons given in defence of it. There is nothing in idols worthy of regard. They are less than nothing, and worse than nothing. Let the advocates of other doctrines than that of salvation through Christ, bring their arguments. Can they tell of a cure for human depravity? Jehovah has power which cannot be withstood; this he will make appear. But the certain knowledge of the future must be only with Jehovah, who fulfils his own plans. All prophecies, except those of the Bible, have been uncertain. In the work of redemption the Lord showed himself much more than in the release of the Jews from Babylon. The good tidings the Lord will send in the gospel, is a mystery hid from ages and generations. A Deliverer is raised up for us, of nobler name and greater power than the deliverer of the captive Jews. May we be numbered among his obedient servants and faithful friends.
Study Bible
Meaningless Idols
26Who has declared this from the beginning, that we might know? Or from former times, that we may say, "He is right!"? Surely there was no one who declared, Surely there was no one who proclaimed, Surely there was no one who heard your words. 27"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are.' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.' 28"But when I look, there is no one, And there is no counselor among them Who, if I ask, can give an answer.…
Cross References
Isaiah 40:9
Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"

Isaiah 44:28
"It is I who says of Cyrus, 'He is My shepherd! And he will perform all My desire.' And he declares of Jerusalem, 'She will be built,' And of the temple, 'Your foundation will be laid.'"

Isaiah 46:9
"Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,

Isaiah 48:3
"I declared the former things long ago And they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

Isaiah 52:7
How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Nahum 1:15
Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay your vows. For never again will the wicked one pass through you; He is cut off completely.
Treasury of Scripture

The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that brings good tidings.

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Isaiah 41:4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? …

Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: …

Isaiah 44:6 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

Isaiah 48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, …

Revelation 2:8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things said …

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Isaiah 40:9 O Zion, that bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; …

Isaiah 44:28 That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: …

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Ezra 1:1,2 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, …

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