Isaiah 40:12

“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand? and meted out heauen with the spanne, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountaines in scales, and the hilles in a balance?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the hollow of whose hand have the waters been measured? and who is able to take the heavens in his stretched-out fingers? who has got together the dust of the earth in a measure? who has taken the weight of the mountains, or put the hills into the scales?
- Basic English Bible

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heavens with [his] span, and grasped the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in scales?
- Darby Bible

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
- Webster's Bible

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and marked off the sky with his span, and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
- World English Bible

Who hath measured in the hollow of his hand the waters? And the heavens by a span hath meted out, And comprehended in a measure the dust of the earth, And hath weighed in scales the mountains, And the hills in a balance?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:12


40:12 Who hath - Who can do this but God? And this discourse of God's infinite power and wisdom, is added to give them the greater assurance, that God was able to do the wonderful things, he had promised.


Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • Brianna
    Jehovah God will supply power to his servants. Vs. 31 - God can help us accomplish whatever we need to in our ministry to him and to others. I always like to remember that with God, all things are possible.
  • Sharon Goggins
    Isaiah Chapter 40 know that God is the creator of all thing he sit high and look down low and intercedes on our behalf. If you ever need God remember to cry out with your whole heart and he will respond with his Mighty power to do what we cannot do in our own strength .Before the foundation of the world Gen1 He did not need us then and he surely does not need us now. No one instruction and advise.
  • Isaiah 40:27
    Pliz u people, stop complain about Gods time when He will work for you, pliz wait any day and any time God will work on your prayers isaiah 40 :27
  • BSP
    Verse 23 shows that no matter how powerful a high official is or corrupt a judge is, when it comes to Jehovah God fulfilling his promises and accomplishing his will, He regards them as insignificant. They can only do what God allows them to do.
  • Miriam Mbambus
    I learn a lot from this verse, things that I am doing without considering that God can answer me with time.I was always waiting for God to answer me immediately, now I learn that I must be patient and trust in him. I like this commends and I will follow to learn more. As from today I will always wait as per 1 Corrinthians 15 :51 Amen!
  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 9:24 know you not that they which run in a race run all but one receiveth the prize so run that you may obtain 25 and every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we an incorruptible james 1:12 blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life which the LORD hath promised to them that love HIM james 2:5 hearken my beloved children hath not GOD chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which HE hath promised to them that love HIM JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM 14:23 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ---IF---A MAN LOVE ME HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM AND WE WILL COME UNTO AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH HIM Hebrews 2:1 therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard lest at any time we should let them slip 2:2 for if the word spoken by angels was steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward 2:3 HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE ---IF--- WE NEGLECT SO GREAT SALVATION WHICH AT THE FIRST BEGAN TO BE SPOKEN BY THE LORD AND WAS CONFIRMED UNTO US BY THEM THAT HEARD HIM

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