What does Isaiah 40:23 mean?
ESV: who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
NIV: He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
NASB: It is He who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
CSB: He reduces princes to nothing and makes judges of the earth like a wasteland.
NLT: He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.
KJV: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
NKJV: He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.
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Book Summary:
Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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