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

  • Judith
    This chapter is very rich. it talks about God's uniqueness, mercy, provision and protection. If we key into this verse, we will be richly blessed.
  • 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.

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