New Living Translation
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD? Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him?
King James Bible
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counseller hath taught him?
Darby Bible Translation
Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, and, as his counsellor, hath taught him?
World English Bible
Who has directed the Spirit of Yahweh, or has taught him as his counselor?
Young's Literal Translation
Who hath meted out the Spirit of Jehovah, And, being His counsellor, doth teach Him!
Isaiah 40:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:13 Who - Who did God either need or take to advise him in any of his works, either of creation or the government of the world.
LibrarySalvation Published from the Mountains
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! I t would be improper to propose an alteration, though a slight one, in the reading of a text, without bearing my testimony to the great value of our English version, which I believe, in point of simplicity, strength, and fidelity, is not likely to be excelled by a new translation …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Withering Work of the Spirit
For who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Not one of your idols told you this. Not one gave any answer when I asked.
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