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
    Verse 8: Some have tried to destroy God's Word throughout the centuries, but this verse shows that God's Word endures forever.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that no matter how great and mighty a nation may be, they amount to a "drop of a bucket" in his eyes.
  • Sharon Goggins
    Isaiah Chapter 40 know that God is the creator of all thing he sit high and look down low and intercedes on our behalf. If you ever need God remember to cry out with your whole heart and he will respond with his Mighty power to do what we cannot do in our own strength .Before the foundation of the world Gen1 He did not need us then and he surely does not need us now. No one instruction and advise.
  • Isaiah 40:27
    Pliz u people, stop complain about Gods time when He will work for you, pliz wait any day and any time God will work on your prayers isaiah 40 :27
  • BSP
    Verse 23 shows that no matter how powerful a high official is or corrupt a judge is, when it comes to Jehovah God fulfilling his promises and accomplishing his will, He regards them as insignificant. They can only do what God allows them to do.
  • Miriam Mbambus
    I learn a lot from this verse, things that I am doing without considering that God can answer me with time.I was always waiting for God to answer me immediately, now I learn that I must be patient and trust in him. I like this commends and I will follow to learn more. As from today I will always wait as per 1 Corrinthians 15 :51 Amen!

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