New American Standard Bible
"To whom would you liken Me And make Me equal and compare Me, That we would be alike?
King James Bible
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
Darby Bible Translation
To whom will ye liken me and make me equal, or compare me, that we may be like?
World English Bible
"To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
Young's Literal Translation
To whom do ye liken Me, and make equal? And compare Me, that we may be like?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To whom will ye liken me - (see the notes at Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 40:25). The design of this and the following verses is to show the folly of idolatry, and the vanity of trusting in idols. This is a subject that the prophet often dwells on. The argument here is derived from the fact that the idols of Babylon were unable to defend the city, and were themselves carried away in triumph Isaiah 46:1-2. If so, how vain was it to rely on them! how foolish to suppose that the living and true God could resemble such weak and defenseless blocks!
LibraryWhether the Seven Petitions of the Lord's Prayer are Fittingly Assigned?
Objection 1: It would seem that the seven petitions of the Lord's Prayer are not fittingly assigned. It is useless to ask for that to be hallowed which is always holy. But the name of God is always holy, according to Lk. 1:49, "Holy is His name." Again, His kingdom is everlasting, according to Ps. 144:13, "Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages." Again, God's will is always fulfilled, according to Isa 46:10, "All My will shall be done." Therefore it is useless to ask for "the name of God to be hallowed," …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of Rest in the Presence of God --Its Fruits --Inward Silence --God Commands it --Outward Silence.
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"
To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
"To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One.
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