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Isaiah 40:26 New English Translation (NET Bible)

26 Look up at the sky![a]
Who created all these heavenly lights?[b]
He is the one who leads out their ranks;[c]
he calls them all by name.
Because of his absolute power and awesome strength,
not one of them is missing.


  1. Isaiah 40:26 tn Heb “Lift on high your eyes and see.”
  2. Isaiah 40:26 tn The words “heavenly lights” are supplied in the translation for clarification. See the following lines.
  3. Isaiah 40:26 tn Heb “the one who brings out by number their host.” The stars are here likened to a huge army that the Lord leads out. Perhaps the next line pictures God calling roll. If so, the final line may be indicating that none of them dares “go AWOL.” (“AWOL” is a military acronym for “absent without leave.”)
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