Scripture routinely identifies God as greater than all other gods. For example, after hearing of God’s providential care for the Israelites, Moses’ father-in-law proclaimed, “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods” (Exodus 18:11). At the dedication of the temple, Solomon announced, “The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods” (2 Chronicles 2:5). The Psalmist wrote, “I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods” (Psalm 135:5).
6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. 8 Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”