or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?f
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?g
or instruct the Lord as his counselor?i
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,j
or showed him the path of understanding?k
they are regarded as dust on the scales;l
he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.m
16 Lebanonn is not sufficient for altar fires,
nor its animalso enough for burnt offerings.
they are regarded by him as worthless
and less than nothing.r
18 With whom, then, will you compare God?s
To what imaget will you liken him?
19 As for an idol,u a metalworker casts it,
and fashions silver chains for it.
selects woodx that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
Have you not heard?a
22 He sits enthronedf above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.g
23 He brings princesl to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.m
no sooner are they sown,
no sooner do they take rootn in the ground,
and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.q
25 “To whom will you compare me?r
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.s
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:t
Who createdu all these?
He who brings out the starry hostv one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,w
not one of them is missing.x
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?y
Have you not heard?z
The Lord is the everlastinga God,
He will not grow tired or weary,d
and his understanding no one can fathom.e