Isaiah 40:21

“Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Haue yee not knowen? haue yee not heard? hath it not beene tolde you from the beginning? haue yee not vnderstood from the foundations of the earth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have ye not known? have yet not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you no knowledge of it? has it not come to your ears? has not news of it been given to you from the first? has it not been clear to you from the time when the earth was placed on its base?
- Basic English Bible

do ye not know? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood the foundation of the earth?
- Darby Bible

Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
- Webster's Bible

Haven't you known? Haven't you heard, yet? Haven't you been told from the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth?
- World English Bible

Do ye not know -- do ye not hear? Hath it not been declared from the first to you? Have ye not understood [From] the foundations of the earth?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Know ye not? hear ye not? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood the foundations of the earth?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:21


40:21 Known - God to be the only true God, the maker and governor of the world.


Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • BSP
    In verses 29-31 God promises to give power to those trusting in Him.
  • Linda
    Isaiah verses 28-31 to Rebuild our mind, heart,strength. Power if Worshipping Praising our LORD.Amen
  • Opolot Aedeke Emmanuel
    Glory to God! it's the Word that carries the substance of what defines God.
  • Jackie hundley lorick
    Be strong in the LORD ...
  • Tetelestai
    All very true. However, The Word of God is not limited or confined to tge Bible. Isaiah 40:8 also speaks to the "still small voice" we as believers hear. This verse is all encompassing of every Word of God. What a joy to know and have consolation that God's Words both written and spoken endure forever. Isaiah really shows wisdom here and his definitively profound statement ensures us that since God's Words are eternal, so are His promises.
  • David
    Beauty of a flower doesn't count much,but endurance is what counts like in this case the WORD of GOD enduring forever is the COUNT Amen. Let's seek that which will last forever.

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