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Isaiah 40:22–23

22  It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,

and its inhabitants are blike grasshoppers;

cwho stretches out the heavens like a curtain,

and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

23  dwho brings princes to nothing,

and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

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Isaiah 40:22–23 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He brings princes to naught

and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,

And the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;

That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain,

And spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing;

He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 God sits above the circle of the earth.

The people below seem like grasshoppers to him!

He spreads out the heavens like a curtain

and makes his tent from them.

23 He judges the great people of the world

and brings them all to nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,

And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,

Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,

And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

23 He brings the princes to nothing;

He makes the judges of the earth useless.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 God sits on his throne above the circle of the earth,

and compared to him, people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the skies like a piece of cloth

and spreads them out like a tent to sit under.

23 He makes rulers unimportant

and the judges of this world worth nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 It is he that sitteth above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in; 23 that bringeth princes to nothing; that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a gauze curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in; 23 that bringeth the princes to nothing, that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 God is enthroned above the earth,

and those who live on it are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the sky like a canopy

and spreads it out like a tent to live in.

23 He makes rulers unimportant

and makes earthly judges worth nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;

its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth

and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He reduces princes to nothing

and makes judges of the earth irrational.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,

and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;

who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,

and spreads them like a tent to live in;

23 who brings princes to naught,

and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 He is the one who sits above the circle of the earth,

and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;

the one who stretches out the heavens like a veil

and spreads them out like a tent to live in,

23 the one who brings princes to nothing;

he makes rulers of the earth like nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

22 God sits on his throne high above the earth.

Its people look like grasshoppers to him.

He spreads the heavens out like a cover.

He sets it up like a tent to live in.

23 He takes the power of princes away from them.

He reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

Isaiah 40:22–23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,

And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,

Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain

And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

23 He it is who reduces rulers to nothing,

Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.