Isaiah 40:21
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English Standard Version
Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

King James Bible
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

American Standard Version
Have ye not known? have yet not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do you not know? hath it not been heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood the foundations of the earth ?

English Revised Version
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From His exaltation as Creator, the prophet now proceeds to His exaltation as Governor of the world. "Behold, nations like a little drop on a bucket, and like a grain of sand in a balance, are they esteemed; behold, islands like an atom of dust that rises in the air." Upon Jehovah, the King of the world, does the burden rest of ruling over the whole human race, which is split up into different nations; but the great masses of people over whom Jehovah rules are no more burden to Him than a drop hanging upon a bucket is a burden to the man who carries it (min is used in the same sense as in Sol 4:1; Sol 6:5), no more than the weight in a balance is perceptibly increased or diminished by a grain of sand that happens to lie upon it (shachaq, from shâchaq, to grind to powder). The islands, those fragments of firm ground in the midst of the ocean (אי equals ivy, from אוה, to betake one's self to a place, and remain there), upon which the heathen world was dispersed (Genesis 10), are to Him who carries the universe like the small particle of dust (דּק from דּקק, to crush or pulverize), which is lifted up, viz., by the slightest breath of wind (יטּול metaplastic fut. niph. of tūl equals nâtal, cf., Isaiah 63:9). The rendering of Knobel, "dust which is thrown," would require עפר (Isaiah 41:2); and neither that of Gesenius, viz., "He takes up islands like a particle of dust," nor that of Hitzig, "He carries islands," etc., is admissible, for טוּל equals נטל signifies tollere, not portare; and the former, viz., insulas tollit, furnishes no answer to the question, "How so, and to what end?"

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Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

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Psalm 19:1-5 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork...

Psalm 115:8 They that make them are like to them; so is every one that trusts in them.

Jeremiah 10:8-12 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities...

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons...

Romans 1:19-21,28 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them...

Romans 3:1,2 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision...

Cross References
Acts 14:17
Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."

Romans 1:19
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 50:6
The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

Isaiah 37:26
"'Have you not heard that I determined it long ago? I planned from days of old what now I bring to pass, that you should make fortified cities crash into heaps of ruins,

Isaiah 40:28
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

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