Isaiah 40:18
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New Living Translation
To whom can you compare God? What image can you find to resemble him?

King James Bible
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

Darby Bible Translation
To whom then will ye liken �God? and what likeness will ye compare unto him?

World English Bible
To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to him?

Young's Literal Translation
And unto whom do ye liken God, And what likeness do ye compare to Him?

Isaiah 40:18 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

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.

Isaiah 40:18 Parallel Commentaries

Salvation Published from the Mountains
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! I t would be improper to propose an alteration, though a slight one, in the reading of a text, without bearing my testimony to the great value of our English version, which I believe, in point of simplicity, strength, and fidelity, is not likely to be excelled by a new translation
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Harbinger
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD , make straight in the desert a high-way for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. T he general style of the prophecies is poetical. The inimitable simplicity which characterizes every
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Withering Work of the Spirit
THE passage in Isaiah which I have just read in your hearing may be used as a very eloquent description of our mortality, and if a sermon should be preached from it upon the frailty of human nature, the brevity of life, and the certainty of death, no one could dispute the appropriateness of the text. Yet I venture to question whether such a discourse would strike the central teaching of the prophet. Something more than the decay of our material flesh is intended here; the carnal mind, the flesh in
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
Acts 17:29
And since this is true, we shouldn't think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.

Exodus 8:10
"Do it tomorrow," Pharaoh said. "All right," Moses replied, "it will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the LORD our God.

Exodus 15:11
"Who is like you among the gods, O LORD--glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?

Deuteronomy 4:15
"But be very careful! You did not see the LORD's form on the day he spoke to you from the heart of the fire at Mount Sinai.

1 Samuel 2:2
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

Isaiah 40:25
"To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?" asks the Holy One.

Isaiah 46:5
"To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?

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