Isaiah 40:12-17 NIV

12 Who has measured the waters1 in the hollow of his hand,2 or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?3 Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?4

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13 Who has understood the minda5 of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor?6

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    • d 40:13 - Or "Spirit "; or "spirit"
      14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge7 or showed him the path of understanding?8

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      15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales;9 he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.10

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      16 Lebanon11 is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals12 enough for burnt offerings.

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      17 Before him all the nations13 are as nothing;14 they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.15

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