You who bring good news(A) to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,[a](B)
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:9 Or Zion, bringer of good news, / go up on a high mountain. / Jerusalem, bringer of good news

10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes(A) with power,(B)
    and he rules(C) with a mighty arm.(D)
See, his reward(E) is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:(F)
    He gathers the lambs in his arms(G)
and carries them close to his heart;(H)
    he gently leads(I) those that have young.(J)

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My righteousness draws near speedily,
    my salvation(A) is on the way,(B)
    and my arm(C) will bring justice to the nations.
The islands(D) will look to me
    and wait in hope(E) for my arm.

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11 The Lord has made proclamation
    to the ends of the earth:(A)
“Say to Daughter Zion,(B)
    ‘See, your Savior comes!(C)
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.’”(D)

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Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

12 “Look, I am coming soon!(A) My reward is with me,(B) and I will give to each person according to what they have done.(C)

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