Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 40:12-25

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Isaiah 40:12-25

CEB 12 Who has measured the waters in the palm of a hand or gauged the heavens with a ruler or scooped the earth's dust up in a measuring cup or weighed the mountains on a scale and the hills in a balance? NIV 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? CEB 13 Who directed the LORD's spirit and acted as God's advisor? NIV 13 Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? CEB 14 Whom did he consult for enlightenment? Who taught him the path of justice and knowledge and explained to him the way of understanding? NIV 14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding? CEB 15 Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and valued as dust on a scale. Look, God weighs the islands like fine dust. NIV 15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. CEB 16 Lebanon doesn't have enough fuel; its animals aren't enough for an entirely burned offering. NIV 16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings. CEB 17 All the nations are like nothing before God. They are viewed as less than nothing and emptiness. NIV 17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing. CEB 18 So to whom will you equate God; to what likeness will you compare him? NIV 18 To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to? CEB 19 An idol? A craftsman pours it, a metalworker covers it with gold, and fashions silver chains. NIV 19 As for an idol, a craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it. CEB 20 The one who sets up an image chooses wood that won't rot and then seeks a skilled artisan to set up an idol that won't move. NIV 20 A man too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot. He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not topple. CEB 21 Don't you know? Haven't you heard? Wasn't it announced to you from the beginning? Haven't you understood since the earth was founded? NIV 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? CEB 22 God inhabits the earth's horizon— its inhabitants are like locusts— stretches out the skies like a curtain and spreads it out like a tent for dwelling. NIV 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. CEB 23 God makes dignitaries useless and the earth's judges into nothing. NIV 23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. CEB 24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely is their shoot rooted in the earth when God breathes on them, and they dry up; the windstorm carries them off like straw. NIV 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. CEB 25 So to whom will you compare me, and who is my equal? says the holy one. NIV 25 "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.