171All the nations are as nothingbefore Him, They are regarded by Him as lessthannothing and ameaningless.
182To whom then will you likenGod ? Or whatlikeness will you compare with Him?
As for the b3idol, a craftsmancasts it, A goldsmith4plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.
He who is too impoverished for such an offeringSelects a 5tree that does not rot ; He seeks out for himself a skillfulcraftsman To cpreparedan idol that 6will not totter.
217Do you not know ? Have you not heard ? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning ? Have you not understood8from the foundations of the earth ?
It is He who esitsabove the f9circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like 10grasshoppers, Who 11stretches out the heavens like a 12curtain And spreads them out like a 13tent to dwell in.
He it is who reduces14rulers to nothing, Who 15makes the judges of the earthgmeaningless.
24hScarcely have they been planted, iScarcely have they been sown, jScarcely has their stocktakenroot in the earth, But He merelyblows on them, and they wither, And the 16stormcarries them away like stubble.
"17To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal ?" says the HolyOne.
2618Lift up your eyes on high And see19who has createdthese stars, The 20One who leadsforth their host by number, He calls them all by name ; Because of the 21greatness of His might and the kstrength of His power, 22Not one of them is missing.
2723Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is 24hidden from the LORD, And the 25justice due me lescapes the notice of 26my God "?