Isaiah 40:17

“All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Isaiah 40:17

All nations before him are as nothing, and they are counted to him lesse then nothing, and vanitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing, and vanity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All the nations are as nothing before him; even less than nothing, a thing of no value.
- Basic English Bible

All the nations are as nothing before him; they are esteemed by him less than a cipher, and vanity.
- Darby Bible

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
- Webster's Bible

All the nations are like nothing before him. They are regarded by him as less than nothing, and vanity.
- World English Bible

All the nations [are] as nothing before Him, Less than nothing and emptiness, They have been reckoned to Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are accounted by Him as things of nought, and vanity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Isaiah 40:17

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:17


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.

40:16 Lebanon - If men were to offer a sacrifice agreeable to his infinite excellency, the whole forest of Lebanon could not afford either a sufficient number of beasts to be sacrificed: or, a sufficient quantity of wood to consume the sacrifice.

40:18 To whom - This is a proper inference from the foregoing discourse of God's infinite greatness; from whence he takes occasion to shew both the folly of those that make mean and visible representations of God, and the utter inability of men or idols to give any opposition to God.

40:19 Melteth - He melts metal into a mould, which afterwards is graven or carved to make it more exact.


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