Isaiah 40:22

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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is he that sitteth vpon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grashoppers; that stretcheth out the heauens as a curtaine, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwel in:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`It is' he that sitteth above 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;
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is he who is seated over the arch of the earth, and the people in it are as small as locusts; by him the heavens are stretched out like an arch, and made ready like a tent for a living-place.
- Basic English 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 gauze curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;
- Darby Bible

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
- Webster's 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;
- World English Bible

He who is sitting on the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants [are] as grasshoppers, He who is stretching out as a thin thing the heavens, And spreadeth them as a tent to dwell in.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is He that sitteth above 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;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:22


40:22 Sitteth - Far above this round earth, even in the highest heavens; from whence he looketh down upon the earth, where men appear to him like grasshoppers. As here we have the circle of the earth, so elsewhere we read of the circle of heaven, #Job 22:14|, and of the circle of the deep, or sea, #Prov 8:27|, because the form of the heaven, and earth and sea is circular. Spreadeth - For the benefit of the earth and of mankind, that all parts might partake of its comfortable influences.


Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • Lu2677
    Or maybe it was just 7 eagles flying.
  • Kati Falk
    I saw 7 eagles circling today so I looked up this verse and I think God is telling me that if difficulties are coming to trust him to carry me through it on eagles wings - a wonderful sign/message - I will expect a wonderful flight and outcome, very comforting.
  • ADEDEJI
    With the help of the holy spirit, we can go places with this verse of the bible. He is our strengthener, our comforter and our guidance. Let try as much as possible to lean on Him.
  • Delichia
    This is my favorite verse. Waiting definitely requires faith! To wait means to stop, be still, don't move, hold on expectantly ,-wait for God's directions, but all the while, serving the Lord, read Bible, and pray. Trust God. He loves you so much!
  • Charlene
    Praise the lord . sometimes our strength fail and we feel like giveing up.because we can't see our way .but if we just have to faith and wait.then god will renewend our strength we shall mount up with wings like an eagle we shall run and not faint .we shall walk and not be weary.
  • Debbie King
    "This verse I so needed today..I will seek physical therapy and I will walk again and I will walk into church. Amen"

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