Bible: Isaiah 40:12-17

The Lord is Incomparable

40:12 Who has measured out the waters 1  in the hollow of his hand,

or carefully 2  measured the sky, 3 

or carefully weighed 4  the soil of the earth,

or weighed the mountains in a balance,

or the hills on scales? 5 

40:13 Who comprehends 6  the mind 7  of the Lord,

or gives him instruction as his counselor? 8 

40:14 From whom does he receive directions? 9 

Who 10  teaches him the correct way to do things, 11 

or imparts knowledge to him,

or instructs him in skillful design? 12 

40:15 Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket;

they are regarded as dust on the scales.

He lifts 13  the coastlands 14  as if they were dust.

40:16 Not even Lebanon could supply enough firewood for a sacrifice; 15 

its wild animals would not provide enough burnt offerings. 16 

40:17 All the nations are insignificant before him;

they are regarded as absolutely nothing. 17 

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