What does Isaiah 41:12 mean?
ESV: You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.
NIV: Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
NASB: You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
CSB: You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.
NLT: You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing.
KJV: Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.
NKJV: You shall seek them and not find them— Those who contended with you. Those who war against you Shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing.
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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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