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Isaiah 40:25-26a - To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal? says the Holy One

NIV "To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
KJV To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things
NASB To whom then will you liken Me
That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these stars,
Isaiah 40:25-26a

Israel was foolish to compare such a sovereign, almighty Lord with the gods of their Babylonian captors (see v. 18). Rather than worshiping the stars (47:13; Deut. 4:19; Jer. 7:18; 8:2; 44:17), Israel should have seen in them the evidence of God's creatorship (Ps. 19:1).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Is 40:25). Nashville: Word Pub.

Did you know?
The Babylonian deities were identified with the heavenly bodies (stars). The words here would have had particular relevance to Israel as they learned to say no to Babylon and yes to the Lord.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Is 40:26). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

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