Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
There are five statements about the creation. Loosely paraphrased:
- Measured the amount of water (as a whole), (in the palm of his hand, figuratively.)
- Measured and stretched out the heaven (by his fingertips, figuratively.)
- Measured, balanced and sustain the amount of dust (earth, clay).
- Weighted the mountains (in scales, figuratively).
- Balanced the mountains against the hills to balance.
Is this about correct?
The two I am most unsure about are 4 and 5. Does it say the hills and the mountains are equal in weight? What is hill vs. mountain? Is the "balance" perhaps referring to all the measurements, not only the hills/mountains?
Number 3 is also somewhat vague for me. Does the word comprehended in combination with measure give it the meaning I have written?
Any other misconceptions?