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Isaiah 40:17

    Isaiah 40:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing, and vanity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All the nations are as nothing before him; even less than nothing, a thing of no value.

    Webster's Revision

    All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing, and vanity.

    World English Bible

    All the nations are like nothing before him. They are regarded by him as less than nothing, and vanity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the nations are as nothing before him; they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 40:17

    Are as nothing - This expresses literally what had been expressed by the beautiful and striking imagery above.

    Less than nothing - A strong hyperbolic expression denoting the utter insignificance of the nations as compared with God. Such expressions are common in the Scriptures.

    And vanity - Hebrew, תהו tôhû - 'Emptiness;' the word which in Genesis 1:2 is rendered 'without form.'