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Isaiah 40:17-27 (Holman Christian Standard)

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17 All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are considered by Him as nothingness and emptiness. 18 Who will you compare God with? What likeness will you compare Him to? 19 To an idol?-[something that] a smelter casts, and a metalworker plates with gold and makes silver welds [for it]? 20 To one who shapes a pedestal, choosing wood that does not rot?a He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not fall over. 21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not considered the foundations of the earth? 22 God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in. 23 He reduces princes to nothing and makes the judges of the earth to be irrational. 24 They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem hardly takes root in the ground when He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble. 25 "Who will you compare Me to, or who is My equal?" asks the Holy One. 26 Look upb and see: who created these? He brings out the starry host by number; He calls all of them by name. Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing. 27 Jacob, why do you say, and Israel, why do you assert: "My way is hidden from the Lord, and my claim is ignored by my God"?
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