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

  • Irene123
    V. 11 - Something the Lord finally got thru to me about this verse is: if we have His spirit living in us, that before we witness scripture to anyone, if we will pray about it FIRST - then He will bless it even more so. But - His spirit in us is needed for Him to hear prayer for His word to others - Jn. 9:31. God hears the prayer of one truly seeking Him in repentance, Acts 2:38.
  • Brianna vs. 11
    In a world filled with political lies, it brings comfort to know that the true sovereign of the universe will act on his promises. Any word that comes from Jehovah God's mouth will have results. We don't have to fear God's words because he always makes laws that benefit us. He loves us and will never hurt us. We must put our trust in the only true ruler: Jehovah.
  • Sharon
    O bend my will to thine, for I am wreckless and foolhardy. Lord guide and keep my feet from falling. keep them in the narrow way.

  • Bible Reader
    Ephesians 4:4-6
    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

    One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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