Isaiah 40:13

“Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord, or, being his counseller, hath taught him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

By whom has the spirit of the Lord been guided, or who has been his teacher?
- Basic English Bible

Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, and, [as] his counsellor, hath taught him?
- Darby Bible

Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor hath taught him?
- Webster's Bible

Who has directed the Spirit of Yahweh, or has taught him as his counselor?
- World English Bible

Who hath meted out the Spirit of Jehovah, And, [being] His counsellor, doth teach Him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who hath meted out the spirit of the LORD? Or who was His counsellor that he might instruct Him?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:13


40:13 Who - Who did God either need or take to advise him in any of his works, either of creation or the government of the world.


Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that no matter how great and mighty a nation may be, they amount to a "drop of a bucket" in his eyes.
  • Jason boles
    the story was inspirational to me I am 45 years old and just cant move ahead with the jobs I have chosen. I'm here at my dads house for the 3rd time he is a really good dad to me and I'm blessed to have him as a father and understanding as he is I just for once would like to make my mother,dad, and my kids happy. love you all and god bless.
  • 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!

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