Isaiah 45:18

“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thus saith the Lord that created the heauens, God himselfe that formed the earth and made it, hee hath established it, he created it not in vaine, he formed it to be inhabited, I am the Lord, and there is none else.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it {and} did not create it a waste place, {but} formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thus saith Jehovah that created the heavens, the God that formed the earth and made it, that established it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be inhabited: I am Jehovah; and there is none else.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this is the word of the Lord who made the heavens; he is God; the maker and designer of the earth; who made it not to be a waste, but as a living-place for man: I am the Lord, and there is no other.
- Basic English Bible

For thus saith Jehovah who created the heavens, God himself who formed the earth and made it, he who established it, -- not as waste did he create it: he formed it to be inhabited: -- I [am] Jehovah, and there is none else.
- Darby Bible

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
- Webster's Bible

For thus says Yahweh who created the heavens, the God who formed the earth and made it, who established it and didn't create it a waste, who formed it to be inhabited: "I am Yahweh; and there is no other.
- World English Bible

For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: `I [am] Jehovah, and there is none else.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens, He is God; that formed the earth and made it, He established it, He created it not a waste, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there is none else.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Isaiah 45:18

  • Love this bible verse it is plain and straight to the point, man was to inherit the earth not heaven.
  • Natalia for verse 18
    ... "did not create it in vain, ...formed it to be inhabited ". There goes the theory of millions of years between the creation of the Earth itself and that of MAN. To me this verse is just MORE proof of a young earth. The earth was made by God to be inhabited by PEOPLE!
  • Brianna Wilson for verse 18
    I love how your website gives different translations! Thank you!!! They help give clear understanding!

    This scripture really shows how God created the earth to Be man's home! He formed it to be inhabited. Had Adam and Eve not have sinned then certainly they and their children would still be living on earth. Eternal life on a paradise earth, which means no death, which means no heavenly after life.
  • Bible Reader for verse 18
    Note how the Basic English Bible translates this scripture: "who made it not to be a waste, but as a living-place for man". This, along with many other scriptures(Psalms 37:29, Ecclesiastes 1:4, Matthew 6:10, Genesis 2:16,17; 3:19), gives clear, indisputable evidence of God's purpose for the earth.

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