Isaiah 40:13

13 Who can fathom the Spirita of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor?

Read Isaiah 40:13 Using Other Translations

Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel?
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD ? Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him?

What does Isaiah 40:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 40:13

Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord
In the creation of all things, in garnishing the heavens, and moving upon the face of the waters? not anyone, angel or man; there were none with him, nor did he need any to guide and direct him what to do F19: or being his counsellor, hath taught him?
or, "the man of his counsel {t}"; there was no other than the Wonderful Counsellor, the Angel of the great council, the essential Word of God, whose spirit is here spoken of.


F19 The Targum is, "who hath directed the Holy Spirit in the mouth of all the prophets? is it not the Lord?" which agrees with the accents; for so according to them the words should be rendered "who hath directed the Spirit? the Lord"; so Reinbeck, de Accent. Heb. p. 418. and who renders the next clause, and he hath made the man of his counsel (Moses) to know that.
F20 (wtue vya) "vir a consiliis", Junius & Tremellius Piscator.
California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice