Who 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?
Who directed the LORD’s spirit
and acted as God’s advisor?
Whom did he consult for enlightenment?
Who taught him the path of justice and knowledge
and explained to him the way of understanding?
Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket,
and valued as dust on a scale.
Look, God weighs the islands like fine dust.
Lebanon doesn’t have enough fuel;
its animals aren’t enough for an entirely burned offering.
All the nations are like nothing before God.
They are viewed as less than nothing and emptiness.