Isaiah 40:15

“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, hee taketh vp the yles as a very litle thing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are accounted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, the nations are to him like a drop hanging from a bucket, and like the small dust in the scales: he takes up the islands like small dust.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, the nations are esteemed as a drop of the bucket, and as the fine dust on the scales; behold, he taketh up the isles as an atom.
- Darby Bible

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, he lifts up the islands like a very little thing.
- World English Bible

Lo, nations as a drop from a bucket, And as small dust of the balance, have been reckoned, Lo, isles as a small thing He taketh up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance; behold the isles are as a mote in weight.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:15


40:15 Are counted - By him, and in comparison of him. The dust - Which accidentally cleaves to the balance, but makes no alteration in the weight. The isles - Those numerous and vast countries, to which they went from Judea by sea, which are commonly called isles.


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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