What does Isaiah 40:7 mean?
ESV: The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass.
NIV: The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
NASB: The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the Lord blows upon it; The people are indeed grass!
CSB: The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the Lord blows on them; indeed, the people are grass.
NLT: The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people.
KJV: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
NKJV: The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
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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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