1 'Console my people, console them,' says your God.
Isa 51:12 2Cor 1:4 Zeph 3:14-17 Isa 51:3 Jer 31:10-14 1Thess 4:18 Zech 9:9
2 'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and cry to her that her period of service is ended, that her guilt has been atoned for, that, from the hand of Yahweh, she has received double punishment for all her sins.'
Zech 9:12 Isa 61:7 Jer 16:18 Hos 2:14 Song 2:11-13 Isa 43:25 Isa 44:22
3 A voice cries, 'Prepare in the desert a way for Yahweh. Make a straight highway for our God across the wastelands.
Mark 1:2-5 Matt 3:1-3 Mal 3:1 John 1:23 Luke 1:16-17 Mal 4:5-6 Isa 57:14
4 Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, every cliff become a plateau, every escarpment a plain;
Ezek 21:26 Luke 3:5 Isa 42:15-16 Isa 45:2 Luke 18:14 Ezek 17:24 Isa 2:12-15
5 then the glory of Yahweh will be revealed and all humanity will see it together, for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.'
Hab 2:14 Isa 52:10 Luke 3:6 Isa 6:3 Joel 2:28 Isa 1:20 Isa 11:9
6 A voice said, 'Cry aloud!' and I said, 'What shall I cry?' -'All humanity is grass and all its beauty like the wild flower's.
Job 14:2 Jas 1:10-11 Ps 102:11 Ps 103:15-16 1Pet 1:24-25 Isa 58:1 Ps 90:5-6
7 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of Yahweh blows on them. (The grass is surely the people.)
8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God remains for ever.'
Mark 13:31 Matt 24:35 1Pet 1:25 Matt 5:18 Isa 55:10-11 Isa 59:21 John 10:35
9 Go up on a high mountain, messenger of Zion. Shout as loud as you can, messenger of Jerusalem! Shout fearlessly, say to the towns of Judah, 'Here is your God.'
Isa 12:2 Isa 25:9 Eph 6:19 Isa 52:7-8 Isa 61:1 1John 5:20-21 1Pet 3:14
10 Here is Lord Yahweh coming with power, his arm maintains his authority, his reward is with him and his prize precedes him.
Rev 22:12 Isa 62:11 Isa 9:6-7 Isa 49:4 Ps 110:6 1John 3:8 Isa 59:15-22
11 He is like a shepherd feeding his flock, gathering lambs in his arms, holding them against his breast and leading to their rest the mother ewes.
Mic 5:4 Ezek 34:23 Ezek 34:12-14 Rev 7:17 1Pet 2:25 Ps 23:1-6 Ezek 34:31
12 Who was it measured the water of the sea in the hollow of his hand and calculated the heavens to the nearest inch, gauged the dust of the earth to the nearest bushel, weighed the mountains in scales, the hills in a balance?
Prov 30:4 Ps 102:25-26 Heb 1:10-12 Isa 48:13 Job 38:4-11 Job 11:7-9 Job 28:25
13 Who directed the spirit of Yahweh, what counsellor could have instructed him?
1Cor 2:16 Rom 11:34 Job 21:22 Job 36:22-23 Luke 10:22 Eph 1:11 John 1:13
14 Whom has he consulted to enlighten him, to instruct him in the path of judgement, to teach him knowledge and show him how to understand?
Col 2:3 Job 21:22 1Cor 12:4-6 Jas 1:17
15 See, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, they count as a grain of dust on the scales. See, coasts and islands weigh no more than fine powder.
Isa 40:22 Jer 10:10 Dan 11:18 Isa 11:11 Isa 29:5 Isa 41:5 Isa 59:18
16 The Lebanon is not enough for the burning fires nor its animals enough for the burnt offering.
Mic 6:6-7 Ps 40:6 Heb 10:5-10 Ps 50:9-12
17 All the nations are as nothing before him, for him they count as nothingness and emptiness.
Ps 62:9 Dan 4:34-35 Isa 29:7 Job 25:6 2Cor 12:11
18 To whom can you compare God? What image can you contrive of him?
Isa 46:5 Acts 17:29 1Sam 2:2 Isa 40:25 Exod 8:10 Exod 15:11 Job 40:9
19 The craftsman casts an idol, a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains for it.
Hab 2:18-19 Jer 10:9 Ps 115:4-8 Exod 32:2-4 Hos 8:6 Isa 2:20 Isa 37:18-19
20 Someone too poor to afford a sacrifice chooses a piece of wood that will not rot; he then seeks out a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not totter.
1Sam 5:3-4 Isa 41:7 Isa 46:7 Jer 10:3-4 Dan 5:23 Isa 2:8-9 Isa 44:13-19
21 Did you not know, had you not heard? Was it not told you from the beginning? Have you not understood how the earth was set on its foundations?
Isa 46:8 Ps 50:6 Acts 14:17 Isa 48:13 Ps 115:8 Rom 1:19-21 Rom 1:28
22 He who sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, the inhabitants of which are like grasshoppers, stretches out the heavens like a cloth, spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Ps 104:2 Isa 42:5 Isa 66:1 Job 9:8 Num 13:33 Heb 1:10-12 Isa 40:17
23 He reduces princes to nothing, the rulers of the world to mere emptiness.
Job 12:21 Ps 107:40 Jer 25:18-27 Isa 19:13-14 Isa 23:9 Isa 24:21-22 Isa 34:12
24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the soil, than he blows on them and they wither and the storm carries them away like chaff.
Isa 41:16 Isa 17:13 1Kgs 21:21-22 2Kgs 10:11 2Sam 22:16 Hag 1:9 Hos 13:3
25 'To whom can you compare me, or who is my equal?' says the Holy One.
Isa 40:18 Deut 4:15-18 Deut 4:33 Deut 5:8
26 Lift your eyes and look: he who created these things leads out their army in order, summoning each of them by name. So mighty is his power, so great his strength, that not one fails to answer.
Isa 51:6 Jer 32:17-19 Ps 89:11-13 Isa 48:13 Col 1:16-17 Isa 42:5 Isa 45:7
27 How can you say, Jacob, how can you repeat, Israel, 'My way is hidden from Yahweh, my rights are ignored by my God'?
Isa 49:4 Luke 18:7-8 Isa 49:14 Job 27:2
28 Did you not know? Had you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, he created the remotest parts of the earth. He does not grow tired or weary, his understanding is beyond fathoming.
Ps 147:5 Rom 11:33-34 Isa 40:21 Isa 55:8-9 Phil 1:6 1Cor 2:16 1Cor 6:19
29 He gives strength to the weary, he strengthens the powerless.
Isa 41:10 Phil 4:13 2Cor 12:9-10 Zech 10:12 Col 1:11 Ps 29:11 Jer 31:25
30 Youths grow tired and weary, the young stumble and fall,
Amos 2:14 Isa 13:18 Ps 33:16 Ps 34:10 Eccl 9:11 Isa 9:17 Jer 6:11
31 but those who hope in Yahweh will regain their strength, they will sprout wings like eagles, though they run they will not grow weary, though they walk they will never tire.
2Cor 4:16 Lam 3:25-26 Ps 103:5 2Cor 12:9-10 Ps 27:13-14 Heb 12:1 Gal 6:9