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Isaiah 49:4

qBut I said, “I have labored in vain;

I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;

yet surely my right is with the Lord,

and my recompense with my God.”

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Isaiah 49:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

But I said, “I have labored in vain;

I have spent my strength for nothing at all.

Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand,

and my reward is with my God.”

Isaiah 49:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then I said, I have laboured in vain,

I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain:

Yet surely my judgment is with the Lord,

And my work with my God.

Isaiah 49:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I replied, “But my work seems so useless!

I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.

Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand;

I will trust God for my reward.”

Isaiah 49:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain,

I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain;

Yet surely my just reward is with the Lord,

And my work with my God.’ ”

Isaiah 49:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

But I said, “I have worked hard for nothing;

I have used all my power, but I did nothing useful.

But the Lord will decide what my work is worth;

God will decide my reward.”

Isaiah 49:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Jehovah, and my recompense with my God.

Isaiah 49:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

—And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain; nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.

Isaiah 49:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

But I said,

“I have worked hard for nothing.

I have used my strength, but I didn’t accomplish anything.

Yet, certainly my case is in the Lord’s hands,

and my reward is with my God.”

Isaiah 49:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But I myself said: I have labored in vain,

I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;

yet my vindication is with the Lord,

and my reward is with my God.

Isaiah 49:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But I said, “I have labored in vain,

I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;

yet surely my cause is with the Lord,

and my reward with my God.”

Isaiah 49:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But I myself said, “I have labored in vain;

I have used up my strength for nothing and vanity!

Nevertheless, my justice is with Yahweh,

and my reward is with my God.”

Isaiah 49:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

But I said, “In spite of my hard work,

I feel as if I haven’t accomplished anything.

I’ve used up all of my strength.

It seems as if everything I’ve done is worthless.

But the Lord will give me what I should receive.

My God will reward me.”

Isaiah 49:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But I said, “I have toiled in vain,

I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity;

Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the Lord,

And My reward with My God.”