Isaiah 55:11

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So shall my word bee that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not returne vnto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding {in the matter} for which I sent it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So will my word be which goes out of my mouth: it will not come back to me with nothing done, but it will give effect to my purpose, and do that for which I have sent it.
- Basic English Bible

so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall do that which I please, and it shall accomplish that for which I send it.
- Darby Bible

So shall my word be that proceedeth from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
- Webster's Bible

so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do.
- World English Bible

So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that [for] which I sent it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, except it accomplish that which I please, and make the thing whereto I sent it prosper.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 55:11


55:11 My word - My promises, concerning the pardon of the greatest sinners. Void - Without success.


Discussion for Isaiah 55

  • Anne
    This chapter is a call to come to Christ. Come and dine the Master calls. Salvation is free we just have to receive it.
    To God be the Glory.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 shows how abundant God's forgiveness is. As long as one is truly repentant and they leave their bad course behind then they can be sure that God will forgive them.
  • Isabella
    In verse 9, The Bible teaches that Jehovah God thoughts are higher than our own thoughts. Because he is perfect, even his ways are unreachably high.
  • Daniel
    I agree, God is Jesus Christ and his father is the most high God he is my father not my religion I put all my faith and all my hope that he gave me as the anchor of my soul that I might be part of his kingdom.
  • Pamela Quinn
    I love this verse,I,m going to give it to my children and grand children.I think they would truly understand if they read,I did thank you .God bless.
  • Washington kenya
    God has given a window of opportunity for man to seek him and free of charge and so we should use it now that we still have the strength and ability to share in the compasion of God .

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