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26 Lift up your eyes on high
    and see who created[a] these:
He leads out their army and numbers them,
    calling them all by name.
By his great might and the strength of his power
    not one of them is missing!(A)
27 Why, O Jacob, do you say,[b]
    and declare, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
    and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is God from of old,
    creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
    and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny.

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Footnotes

  1. 40:26 Created: see note on Gn 1:1–2:3. By name: for he is their Creator.
  2. 40:27–28 The exiles, here called Jacob-Israel (Gn 32:29), must not give way to discouragement: their Lord is the eternal God.
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