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.
King James Bible
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
Darby Bible Translation
The first, I said to Zion, Behold, behold them! and to Jerusalem, I will give one that bringeth glad 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
41:27 The first - I who am the first, do and will foretel to my people things to come. Them - I also represent future things as if they were present. By them he means things which are to come. One - Messengers, who shall foretel the good tidings of their deliverance from captivity.
What a precious promise to the young Christian, or to the old Christian attacked by lowness of spirits and distress of mind! "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer the Holy One of Israel. Christian brethren, there are some in this congregation, I hope many, who have solemnly devoted themselves to the cause and service of the Lord Jesus Christ: let them hear, then, the preparation which is necessary for this service set forth in the word …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Fulfilled Prophecies of the Bible Bespeak the Omniscience of Its Author
O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, "Your God is coming!"
When I say of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd,' he will certainly do as I say. He will command, 'Rebuild Jerusalem'; he will say, 'Restore the Temple.'"
Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me.
Long ago I told you what was going to happen. Then suddenly I took action, and all my predictions came true.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!
Look! A messenger is coming over the mountains with good news! He is bringing a message of peace. Celebrate your festivals, O people of Judah, and fulfill all your vows, for your wicked enemies will never invade your land again. They will be completely destroyed!
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