Isaiah 40:22
Text Analysis
3427 [e]הַיֹּשֵׁב֙
[it is] He who sitsArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
2329 [e]ח֣וּג
the circleN-msc
776 [e]הָאָ֔רֶץ
of the earthArt | N-fs
3427 [e]וְיֹשְׁבֶ֖יהָ
and its inhabitants [are]Conj-w | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3fs
2284 [e]כַּחֲגָבִ֑ים
like grasshoppersPrep-k, Art | N-mp
5186 [e]הַנּוֹטֶ֤ה
who stretches outArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
1852 [e]כַדֹּק֙
like a curtainPrep-k, Art | N-ms
8064 [e]שָׁמַ֔יִם
the heavensN-mp
4969 [e]וַיִּמְתָּחֵ֥ם
and spreads them outConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3mp
168 [e]כָּאֹ֖הֶל
like a tentPrep-k, Art | N-ms
3427 [e]לָשָֽׁבֶת׃
to dwell inPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf

Hebrew Texts
ישעה 40:22 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
הַיֹּשֵׁב֙ עַל־ח֣וּג הָאָ֔רֶץ וְיֹשְׁבֶ֖יהָ כַּחֲגָבִ֑ים הַנֹּוטֶ֤ה כַדֹּק֙ שָׁמַ֔יִם וַיִּמְתָּחֵ֥ם כָּאֹ֖הֶל לָשָֽׁבֶת׃

ישעה 40:22 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
הישב על־חוג הארץ וישביה כחגבים הנוטה כדק שמים וימתחם כאהל לשבת׃

ישעה 40:22 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
הישב על־חוג הארץ וישביה כחגבים הנוטה כדק שמים וימתחם כאהל לשבת׃

ישעה 40:22 Hebrew Bible
הישב על חוג הארץ וישביה כחגבים הנוטה כדק שמים וימתחם כאהל לשבת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

King James Bible
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

it is he that sitteth. or, Him that sitteth

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and …

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Psalm 29:10 The LORD sits on the flood; yes, the LORD sits King for ever.

Psalm 68:33 To him that rides on the heavens of heavens, which were of old; see, …

the inhabitants

Isaiah 40:15,17 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as …

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the …


Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the …

Isaiah 51:13 And forget the LORD your maker, that has stretched forth the heavens, …

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 37:18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten …

Job 38:4-9 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, …

Psalm 102:25,26 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens …

Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out …

Jeremiah 10:12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the …

as a curtain. Or, as a thin veil, as Bp. Lowth renders: which he illustrates by the following passage from Dr. Shaw. It is usual in the summer season, and upon all occasions when a large company is to be received, to have the court sheltered from heat or inclemency of the weather by a velum, umbrella, or veil, as I shall call it; which, being expanded on ropes from one end of the parapet to the other, may be folded or unfolded at pleasure. The Psalmist seems to allude to some covering of this kind, in that beautiful expression of spreading out the heavens as a curtain.

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