Isaiah 40:25

25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

Isaiah 40:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
ESV
25 To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
NLT
25 “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One.
MSG
25 "So - who is like me? Who holds a candle to me?" says The Holy.
CSB
25 "Who will you compare Me to, or who is My equal?" asks the Holy One.

Isaiah 40:25 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 40:25

To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal, saith the
Holy One?
] Or be upon a level with? since the greatest of men on earth are brought to nothing by him, and are no more: this is repeated from ( Isaiah 40:18 ) and supported with fresh strength of argument, to show that there is nothing whatever, that is a fit likeness and similitude, by which to represent the Lord.

Isaiah 40:25 In-Context

23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
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.
25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
27 Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 18; S 1 Samuel 2:2; S 1 Chronicles 16:25
  • 2. Isaiah 1:4; Isaiah 37:23