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Isaiah 40:13-23 (English Standard Version)

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13 1Who has measureda the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel? 14 Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? 2Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? 15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted 3as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up 4the coastlands like fine dust. 16 Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are 5its beasts enough for a burnt offering. 17 6All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. 18 7To whom then will you liken God, 8or what likeness compare with him? 19 9An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts for it silver chains. 20 10He who is too impoverished for an offering chooses woodb that will not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to set up an idol that will not move. 21 11Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are 12like grasshoppers; 13who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; 23 14who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
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