|"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?
|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|
|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 |
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), should have seen in them the evidence of God's creatorship (Ps. 19:1).
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The (electronic ed.) (Is 40:25). : Word Pub.
The Babylonian deities were identified with the heavenly bodies (stars). The words here would have had particular relevance to as they learned to say no to Babylon and yes to the Lord.