Isaiah 40:16-26 NIV

16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.

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17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.

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18 With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?

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19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.

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20 A person too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.

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21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

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22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

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23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

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24 No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

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25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

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26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

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