Isaiah 40:23
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English Standard Version
who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

King James Bible
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

American Standard Version
that bringeth princes to nothing; that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that bringeth the searchers of secrets to nothing, that hath made the judges of the earth as vanity.

English Revised Version
that bringeth princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Webster's Bible Translation
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 40:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From the obverse of the thought in Isaiah 40:15 the prophet returns to the thought itself, and dwells upon it still further. "All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are regarded by Him as belonging to nullity and emptiness." 'Ephes is the end at which a thing ceases, and in an absolute sense that at which all being ceases, hence non-existence or nullity. Tōhū (from tâhâh, related to shâ'âh; vid., Comm. on Job, at Job 37:6), a horrible desolation, like the chaos of creation, where there is nothing definite, and therefore as good as nothing at all; min is hardly comparative in the sense of "more nothing than nothing itself" (Like Job 11:17, where "brighter" is to be supplied, or Micah 7:4, where "sharper" is similarly required), but is used in the same partitive sense as in Isaiah 41:24 (cf., Isaiah 44:11 and Psalm 62:10).

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Isaiah 19:13,14 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt...

Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

Isaiah 24:21,22 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high...

Job 12:21 He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.

Job 34:19,20 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor...

Psalm 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 107:40 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

Jeremiah 25:18-27 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment...

Luke 1:52,52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree...

Revelation 19:18-20 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses...

Cross References
Job 12:21
He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.

Psalm 107:40
he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;

Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

Isaiah 34:12
Its nobles--there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing.

Jeremiah 25:18
Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a desolation and a waste, a hissing and a curse, as at this day;

Amos 2:3
I will cut off the ruler from its midst, and will kill all its princes with him," says the LORD.

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