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

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

Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • BSP
    Verse 8: Some have tried to destroy God's Word throughout the centuries, but this verse shows that God's Word endures forever.
  • 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.
  • 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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