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Isaiah 40:22–23

22 God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;

its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. x

He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth y

and spreads them out like a tent to live in. z

23 He reduces princes to nothing a

and makes judges of the earth irrational.

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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 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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 dwell in;

23 who brings princes to nothing,

and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

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 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 (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.