Isaiah 42:9
New International Version
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

New Living Translation
Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens.”

English Standard Version
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

Berean Study Bible
Behold, the former things have happened, and now I declare new things. Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”

King James Bible
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

New King James Version
Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they sprout I proclaim them to you.”

NASB 1995
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."

NASB 1977
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”

Amplified Bible
“Indeed, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”

Christian Standard Bible
The past events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The past events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur."

American Standard Version
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I show new things and former things, behold, they have come, and until they will spring up I have made them to be heard by you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, the ancient things have come to pass, and so will the new things which I tell you: yea, before I tell them they are made known to you.

Contemporary English Version
Everything has happened just as I said it would; now I will announce what will happen next.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The things that were first, behold they are come: and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, I will make you head them.

English Revised Version
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Good News Translation
The things I predicted have now come true. Now I will tell you of new things even before they begin to happen."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What I said in the past has come true. I will reveal new things before they happen.

International Standard Version
See, the former things have taken place, and I'm announcing the new things— before they spring into being I'm telling you about them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, the former things are come to pass, And new things do I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Literal Standard Version
The former things, behold, have come, "" And I am declaring new things, "" Before they spring up I cause you to hear.

NET Bible
Look, my earlier predictive oracles have come to pass; now I announce new events. Before they begin to occur, I reveal them to you."

New Heart English Bible
Look, the former things have happened, and I declare new things. I tell you about them before they come up."

World English Bible
Behold, the former things have happened, and I declare new things. I tell you about them before they come up."

Young's Literal Translation
The former things, lo, have come, And new things I am declaring, Before they spring up I cause you to hear.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Here is My Servant
8I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not yield My glory to another or My praise to idols. 9Behold, the former things have happened, and now I declare new things. Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”

Cross References
Isaiah 41:23
Tell us the things that are to come, so that we may know that you are gods. Yes, do something good or evil, that we may look on together in dismay.

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 44:8
Do not tremble or fear. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are My witnesses! Is there any God but Me? There is no other Rock; I know not one."

Isaiah 46:9
Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.

Isaiah 48:3
I foretold the former things long ago; they came out of My mouth and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

Isaiah 48:6
You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not acknowledge them? From now on I will tell you of new things, hidden things unknown to you.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

the former

Genesis 15:12-15
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him…

Joshua 21:45
There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

Joshua 23:14,15
And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof…

new things

Isaiah 41:22,23
Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come…

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 44:7,8
And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them…









Verses 9-17. - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COMING DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL FROM BABYLON, AND CALL ON THE NATIONS FOR A SONG OF PRAISE AND JUBILATION. Jehovah is still the speaker. He begins by promising a new revelation (ver. 9). Then, before the revelation is made, he calls upon the nations - especially those in the vicinity of Palestine - to rejoice at what is about to happen (vers. 10-12). After this he proceeds to make the announcement promised in ver. 9 - an announcement that he is about to deliver his people (ver. 16) and to execute vengeance on their enemies (vers. 13-15 and 17). Verse 9. - Behold, the former things are come to pass; i.e. former prophecies have been fulfilled. Israel has been led lute captivity, and in her captivity has suffered grievous things. The reference is, perhaps, especially to such prophecies as Isaiah 39:5-7. And new things do I declare (comp. Isaiah 43:19). The voluntary restoration of a captive people to their own land by the power to which they were subject, and which could compel their services, was emphatically a "new thing" in the world's history. How unwilling the sovereign power was ordinarily to lose such services may be seen by the narrative in Exodus (Exodus 5-14.), and again by the account which Herodotus gives (1:73, 74) of the ground of quarrel between Alyattes and Cyaxares. Before they spring forth; or, shoot forth. The metaphor is one taken from the vegetable world (comp. Isaiah 43:19; Isaiah 45:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold,
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the former things
הָרִֽאשֹׁנ֖וֹת (hā·ri·šō·nō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

have happened,
בָ֑אוּ (ḇā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and now I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

declare
מַגִּ֔יד (mag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

new things.
וַֽחֲדָשׁוֹת֙ (wa·ḥă·ḏā·šō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 2319: New

Before
בְּטֶ֥רֶם (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

they spring forth
תִּצְמַ֖חְנָה (tiṣ·maḥ·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 6779: To sprout, spring up

I proclaim
אַשְׁמִ֥יע‪‬ (’aš·mî‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

them
אֶתְכֶֽם׃ (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

to you.”
פ (p̄)
Punctuation
Strong's Hebrew


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