Isaiah 40:15

NET ©

Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales. He lifts the coastlands as if they were dust.

NIV ©

Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

NASB ©

Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

NLT ©

No, for all the nations of the world are nothing in comparison with him. They are but a drop in the bucket, dust on the scales. He picks up the islands as though they had no weight at all.

MSG ©

Why, the nations are but a drop in a bucket, a mere smudge on a window. Watch him sweep up the islands like so much dust off the floor!

BBE ©

See, the nations are to him like a drop hanging from a bucket, and like the small dust in the scales: he takes up the islands like small dust.

NRSV ©

Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as dust on the scales; see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.

NKJV ©

Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are counted as the small dust on the scales; Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.

KJV
Behold, the nations
<01471>
[are] as a drop
<04752>
of a bucket
<01805>_,
and are counted
<02803> (8738)
as the small dust
<07834>
of the balance
<03976>_:
behold, he taketh up
<05190> (8799)
the isles
<0339>
as a very little thing
<01851>_.
HEBREW
lwjy
<05190>
qdk
<01851>
Myya
<0339>
Nh
<02005>
wbsxn
<02803>
Mynzam
<03976>
qxskw
<07834>
yldm
<01805>
rmk
<04752>
Mywg
<01471>
Nh (40:15)
<02005>
LXXM
ei
<1487>  
CONJ
panta
<3956>  
A-NPN
ta
<3588>  
T-NPN
eynh
<1484>  
N-NPN
wv
<3739>  
ADV
stagwn
 
N-NSF
apo
<575>  
PREP
kadou
 
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
wv
<3739>  
ADV
roph
 
N-NSF
zugou
<2218>  
N-GSM
elogisyhsan
<3049>  
V-API-3P
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
wv
<3739>  
ADV
sielov
 
N-NSM
logisyhsontai
<3049>  
V-FPI-3P
NET © [draft] ITL
Look
<02005>
, the nations
<01471>
are like a drop
<04752>
in a bucket
<01805>
; they are regarded
<02803>
as dust
<07834>
on the scales
<03976>
. He lifts
<02005>
the coastlands
<0339>
as
<01851>
if
<02005>
they were dust.
NET © Notes

tn Or “weighs” (NIV); NLT “picks up.”

tn Or “islands” (NASB, NIV, NLT).