Isaiah 40:2

“Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Isaiah 40:2

Speake ye comfortably to Ierusalem, and cry vnto her, that her warrefare is accomplished, that her iniquitie is pardoned: for shee hath receiued of the Lords hand double for all her sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say kind words to the heart of Jerusalem, crying out to her that her time of trouble is ended, that her punishment is complete; that she has been rewarded by the Lord's hand twice over for all her sins.
- Basic English Bible

Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of suffering is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.
- Darby Bible

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
- Webster's Bible

Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins.
- World English Bible

Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her, That her warfare hath been completed, That accepted hath been her punishment, That she hath received from the hand of Jehovah Double for all her sins.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bid Jerusalem take heart, and proclaim unto her, that her time of service is accomplished, that her guilt is paid off; that she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Isaiah 40:2

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:2


40:2 Warfare - The time of her captivity, and misery. Double - Not twice as much as her sins deserved, but abundantly enough to answer God's design in this chastisement, which was to humble and reform them, and to warn others by their example.


Discussion for Isaiah 40:2

  • Dan Z on Isaiah 40:2
    Jerusalem was thrown into the penalty box for her sins twice, two times (double). The first time was the first destruction of the temple and the city by the Babylonians (586 BCE). The Jews, the rightful hosts, were taken captive for 70 years and Jerusalem allowed to lie desolate. They returned during the rule of Cyrus the Persian.

    The 2nd time was the 2nd destruction of the city and the temple by the Romans in 70 CE. The holy place was "trampled under foot" by the Gentiles (Daniel 8:13, Luke 21:24) until 1967, when the Jewish people regained control of the old city and temple mount. This was exactly 2300 years after the fulfillment of the first event (Battle of Granicus) in Daniel's vision in Daniel 8 (vs. 6 and 7).


 

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