Isaiah 40:23
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New Living Translation
He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.

King James Bible
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Darby Bible Translation
that bringeth the princes to nothing, that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

World English Bible
who brings princes to nothing; who makes the judges of the earth like meaningless.

Young's Literal Translation
He who is making princes become nothing, Judges of earth as emptiness hath made;

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Isaiah 40:23 Parallel Commentaries
Salvation Published from the Mountains
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! I t would be improper to propose an alteration, though a slight one, in the reading of a text, without bearing my testimony to the great value of our English version, which I believe, in point of simplicity, strength, and fidelity, is not likely to be excelled by a new translation
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Harbinger
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD , make straight in the desert a high-way for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. T he general style of the prophecies is poetical. The inimitable simplicity which characterizes every
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Withering Work of the Spirit
THE passage in Isaiah which I have just read in your hearing may be used as a very eloquent description of our mortality, and if a sermon should be preached from it upon the frailty of human nature, the brevity of life, and the certainty of death, no one could dispute the appropriateness of the text. Yet I venture to question whether such a discourse would strike the central teaching of the prophet. Something more than the decay of our material flesh is intended here; the carnal mind, the flesh in
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
Job 12:21
He pours disgrace upon princes and disarms the strong.

Psalm 107:40
the LORD pours contempt on their princes, causing them to wander in trackless wastelands.

Isaiah 5:21
What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.

Isaiah 34:12
It will be called the Land of Nothing, and all its nobles will soon be gone.

Jeremiah 25:18
I went to Jerusalem and the other towns of Judah, and their kings and officials drank from the cup. From that day until this, they have been a desolate ruin, an object of horror, contempt, and cursing.

Amos 2:3
And I will destroy their king and slaughter all their princes," says the LORD.

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