All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing, and vanity.
To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him?
The image, a workman has cast [it], and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts [for it] silver chains.
He who is too impoverished for [such] an offering chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks to him a skillful workman to set up an engraved image, that shall not be moved.
Have you not known? have yet not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
[It is] he who sits above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants of it are as grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in;
who brings princes to nothing; who makes the judges of the earth as vanity.
Yes, they have not been planted; yes, they have not been sown; yes, their stock has not taken root in the earth: moreover he blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.
To whom then will you liken me, that I should be equal [to him]? says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these, who brings out their host by number; he calls them all by name; by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power, not one is lacking.
Why say you, Jacob, and speak, Israel, My way is hid from Yahweh, and the justice [due] to me is passed away from my God?