Isaiah 40:9-11

The Greatness of God

9 Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, k herald of good news; 1
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good news; 2
lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
"Behold your God!"
10 l Behold, the Lord God comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
m behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.
11 n He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
o he will gather the lambs in his arms;
p he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:7
    How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns.
  2. Cross References
    Isaiah 59:16 - 17
    He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.
    Luke 11:22
    But when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 62:11
    Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, "Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
    Revelation 22:12
    Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:23
    And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
    Zechariah 11:7
    So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slaughtered by the sheep traders. And I took two staffs, one I named Favor, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep.
    John 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    John 21:15
    When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs.
    Acts 20:28
    Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 18:12
    What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
    Luke 15:5
    And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 11:12
    Did I conceive all this people? Did I give them birth, that you should say to me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing child,' to the land that you swore to give their fathers?
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