12Who has measured the waters in the palm of a hand or gauged the heavens with a ruler or scooped the earth’s dust up in a measuring cup or weighed the mountains on a scale and the hills in a balance? 13Who directed the LORD’s spirit and acted as God’s advisor? 14Whom did he consult for enlightenment? Who taught him the path of justice and knowledge and explained to him the way of understanding? 15Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and valued as dust on a scale. Look, God weighs the islands like fine dust. 16Lebanon doesn’t have enough fuel; its animals aren’t enough for an entirely burned offering. 17All the nations are like nothing before God. They are viewed as less than nothing and emptiness.