Isaiah 46:5
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English Standard Version
“To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike?

King James Bible
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

American Standard Version
To whom will ye like me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like?

English Revised Version
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This bending of the knee, this confession as an oath of homage, will be no forced one. Isaiah 45:24 "Only in Jehovah, do men say of me, is fulness of righteousness and strength; they come to Him, and all that were incensed against Him are put to shame." The parenthetical insertion of אמר לי ל, with reference to, as in Isaiah 41:7; Isaiah 44:26, Isaiah 44:28) is the same as in Psalm 119:57. אך has a restrictive sense here, which springs out of the affirmative (cf., Psalm 39:7; Psalm 73:1), just as, in the case of raq, the affirmative grows out of the primary restrictive sense. The "righteousness" is abounding (superabundant) righteousness (Romans 5:15.). עז is the strength of sanctification, and of the conquest of the world. The subject to יבוא (which is not to be changed, according to the Masora, into the more natural יבאּוּ, as it is by the lxx, Syr., and Vulg.) is, whoever has seen what man has in Jehovah, and made confession of this; such a man does not rest till he has altogether come over to Jehovah, whereas all His enemies are put to shame. They separate themselves irretrievably from the men who serve Him, the restoration of whom is His direct will, and the goal of the history of salvation. Isaiah 45:25 "In Jehovah all the seed of Israel shall become righteous, and shall glory." Ruetschi has very properly observed on this verse, that the reference is to the Israel of God out of all the human race, i.e., the church of the believers in Israel expanded by the addition of the heathen; which church is now righteous, i.e., reconciled and renewed by Jehovah, and glories in Him, because by grace it is what it is.

This brings the sixth prophecy to a close. Its five strophes commence with "Thus saith the Lord;" at the same time, the fifth strophe has two "woes" (hoi) before this, as the ground upon which it rests.

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Isaiah 40:18,25 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him...

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works.

Psalm 89:6,8 For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD...

Psalm 113:5 Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high,

Jeremiah 10:6,7,16 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might...

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power...

Cross References
Revelation 13:4
And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?"

Isaiah 40:18
To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?

Isaiah 40:25
To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One.

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