Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

All the nations are as nothing before Him;
they are considered by Him
as nothingness and emptiness.

International Standard Version

All the nations are as nothing before him they are reckoned by him as nothing and chaos.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and emptiness (waste, futility, and worthlessness).

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

All the nations as nothing before him; they were reckoned to him from nothing, and vanity.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

All the nations [are] like nothing before him; they are counted by him as nothing and emptiness.

Modern King James verseion

All nations before Him are as nothing; and to Him they are thought to be less than nothing, and vanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All people in comparison of him are reckoned as nothing, yea vain vanity and emptiness.

NET Bible

All the nations are insignificant before him; they are regarded as absolutely nothing.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

All nations, are as nothing before him, - A thing of nought or a waste, are they accounted unto him?

Webster

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

All the nations are as nothing before Him, Less than nothing and emptiness, They have been reckoned to Him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

אפס 
'ephec 
ends, no, none, not, nothing, without, else, beside, but, cause, howbeit, .
Usage: 43

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

16 Even Lebanon is not enough to burn,
Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.
17 All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.
18 To whom then will you liken God?
Or what likeness will you compare with Him?



Cross References

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.

Job 25:6

How much less man, that maggot,
And the son of man, that worm!”

Isaiah 29:7

And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against Ariel,
Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her,
Will be like a dream, a vision of the night.

Daniel 4:34-35

“But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever;
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.

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