Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Isaiah 42:15 in English Standard Version "I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools." Isa 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.