Isaiah 40:16
New International Version
Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.

New Living Translation
All the wood in Lebanon’s forests and all Lebanon’s animals would not be enough to make a burnt offering worthy of our God.

English Standard Version
Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

Berean Study Bible
Lebanon is not sufficient for fuel, nor its animals enough for a burnt offering.

King James Bible
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

New King James Version
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering.

New American Standard Bible
Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its animals enough for a burnt offering.

NASB 1995
Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

NASB 1977
Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

Amplified Bible
And [the forests of] Lebanon cannot supply sufficient fuel to start a fire, Nor are its wild beasts enough for a burnt offering [worthy of the LORD].

Christian Standard Bible
Lebanon’s cedars are not enough for fuel, or its animals enough for a burnt offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lebanon is not enough for fuel, or its animals enough for a burnt offering.

American Standard Version
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Lebanon is not considered by him for burning and its animals are not considered by him for a burnt offering

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Libanus is not enough to burn, nor all beasts enough for a whole-burnt offering:

Contemporary English Version
The cattle on the mountains of Lebanon would not be enough to offer as a sacrifice to God, and the trees would not be enough for the fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Libanus shall not be enough to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

English Revised Version
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

Good News Translation
All the animals in the forests of Lebanon are not enough for a sacrifice to our God, and its trees are too few to kindle the fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the trees in Lebanon are not enough to burn an offering. Its wild animals are not enough for a single burnt offering.

International Standard Version
Lebanon would not provide enough fuel, nor are its animals enough for a burnt offering.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Lebanon is not sufficient fuel, Nor the beasts thereof sufficient for burnt-offerings.

Literal Standard Version
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt-offering.

NET Bible
Not even Lebanon could supply enough firewood for a sacrifice; its wild animals would not provide enough burnt offerings.

New Heart English Bible
Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor its animals sufficient for a burnt offering.

World English Bible
Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor its animals sufficient for a burnt offering.

Young's Literal Translation
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt-offering.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Here is Your God!
15Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are considered a speck of dust on the scales; He lifts up the islands like fine dust. 16Lebanon is not sufficient for fuel, nor its animals enough for a burnt offering. 17All the nations are as nothing before Him; He regards them as nothingness and emptiness.…

Cross References
Hebrews 10:5
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me.

Psalm 50:9
I have no need for a bull from your stall or goats from your pens,

Micah 6:6
With what shall I come before the LORD when I bow before the God on high? Should I come to Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?

Micah 6:7
Would the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?


Treasury of Scripture

And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

nor

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Psalm 60:10-12
Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? …

Micah 6:6,7
Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? …









(16) Lebanon is not sufficient.--The thought is the same as that of Psalm 50:10-12. Lebanon is chosen as the type of the forests that supply the wood for burnt-offerings, in which Judah was comparatively poor. In Nehemiah's organisation of the Temple ritual the task of supplying wood for this purpose was assigned by lot to priests or Levites (Nehemiah 10:34).

Verse 16. - Lebanon is not sufficient to burn. Man may think that he must be of some account, since God has required of him sacrifice and burnt offering, from which he may suppose God to derive some satisfaction. But, the prophet says, even if man were to burn all Lebanon as firewood on God's altar, and offer there all the (clean) beasts of the entire tract, still God would be put under no obligation. Man would even then have paid less than his debt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Lebanon
וּלְבָנ֕וֹן (ū·lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel

[is] not
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

sufficient
דֵּ֖י (dê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1767: Sufficiency, enough

for fuel,
בָּעֵ֑ר (bā·‘êr)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

nor its animals
וְחַיָּת֔וֹ (wə·ḥay·yā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

enough
דֵּ֖י (dê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1767: Sufficiency, enough

for a burnt offering.
עוֹלָֽה׃ (‘ō·w·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5930: Whole burnt offering


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