Isaiah 40:15
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

New Living Translation
No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand.

English Standard Version
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are considered as a speck of dust in the scales; He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

International Standard Version
"Look! The nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are reckoned as dust on the scales. Look! He even lifts up the islands like powder!

NET Bible
Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales. He lifts the coastlands as if they were dust.

New Heart English 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The nations are like a drop in a bucket and are considered to be like dust on a scale. The weight of the islands is like fine dust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he causes the isles to disappear as dust.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as fine dust.

American King James Version
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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 Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:12-17 All created beings shrink to nothing in comparison with the Creator. When the Lord, by his Spirit, made the world, none directed his Spirit, or gave advice what to do, or how to do it. The nations, in comparison of him, are as a drop which remains in the bucket, compared with the vast ocean; or as the small dust in the balance, which does not turn it, compared with all the earth. This magnifies God's love to the world, that, though it is of such small account and value with him, yet, for the redemption of it, he gave his only-begotten Son, Joh 3:16. The services of the church can make no addition to him. Our souls must have perished for ever, if the only Son of the Father had not given himself for us.
Study Bible
Here is Your God!
14With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding? 15Behold, 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. 16Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.…
Cross References
Psalm 62:9
Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Isaiah 2:22
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Isaiah 29:5
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.

Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.

Daniel 4:35
"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'
Treasury of Scripture

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

the nations

Isaiah 38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the …

Job 34:14,15 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath…

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

the isles

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his …

Isaiah 41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, …

Isaiah 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his …

Isaiah 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape …

Genesis 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every …

Daniel 11:18 After this shall he turn his face to the isles, and shall take many…

Zephaniah 2:11 The LORD will be terrible to them: for he will famish all the gods …

Jump to Previous
Accounted Balance Counted Drop Dust Esteemed Fine Islands Isles Lifts Mote Nations Reckoned Regarded Scales Small Speck Surely Weighs Weight
Jump to Next
Accounted Balance Counted Drop Dust Esteemed Fine Islands Isles Lifts Mote Nations Reckoned Regarded Scales Small Speck Surely Weighs Weight
Links
Isaiah 40:15 NIV
Isaiah 40:15 NLT
Isaiah 40:15 ESV
Isaiah 40:15 NASB
Isaiah 40:15 KJV

Isaiah 40:15 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 40:15 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 40:15 French Bible
Isaiah 40:15 German Bible

Alphabetical: a And are as Behold bucket drop dust fine from he in islands lifts like nations of on regarded scales speck Surely the they though up weighs were

OT Prophets: Isaiah 40:15 Behold the nations are like a drop (Isa Isi Is) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Isaiah 40:14
Top of Page
Top of Page