Isaiah 45:23

“I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue sworne by my selfe: the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousnes, and shall not returne, that vnto me euery knee shall bowe, euery tongue shall sweare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear {allegiance.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from my mouth `in' righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By myself have I taken an oath, a true word has gone from my mouth, and will not be changed, that to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give honour.
- Basic English Bible

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
- Darby Bible

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
- Webster's Bible

I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.
- World English Bible

By Myself I have sworn, Gone out from my mouth in righteousness hath a word, And it turneth not back, That to Me, bow doth every knee, every tongue swear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

By Myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from My mouth in righteousness, and shall not come back, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 45:23


45:23 In righteousness - It is what I will faithfully perform. Return - Without effect. It is a metaphor from ambassadors, who sometimes return to their princes without any success in their business. Every tongue - Not only the Jews, but all nations.


Discussion for Isaiah 45

  • Bonsile
    Our God is the only God to be worshiped. He is the Author of every situations in our life's. Anything that happens to you, you must know that God Has approved it whether bad or good, and the Word says give thanks to everything. I have a trust in Him because He is Love, the branch that bears fruits He cares and prunes it for He is the Faithful God.
  • Luigi
    The Sovering Lord JEHOVAH' Did not create Satan which the word itself means oposer or contender , this angel was a perfect spirit creature and betrayed the lord and abandoned his position in the heavens, thus earning that name.Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 45:7 I FORM THE LIGHT AND CREATE DARKNESS I MAKE PEACE --- AND CREATE EVIL --- I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS --- JOHN 8:45 AND BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH YOU BELIEVE ME NOT --46-- WHICH OF YOU CONVINCETH ME OF SIN AND IF I SAY THE TRUTH --- WHY DO YOU NOT BELIEVE ME
  • David Faile
    First off, God is good and only does good. He is not evil and cannot do or create evil. He does, however create an environment where He will allow evil to exist, just as He allowed evil to exist in the garden. Since He allows evil to exist, we therefore must make a choice to do good or evil, just as our salvation is a choice.
  • BSP
    Verse 18: Jehovah God created the earth to be inhabited. He did not create the earth just so it can be destroyed.
  • A disciple
    "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." It was told to Israel at the first, that they bring the Word to all Nations, and that they would first proclaim to them Peace, and make war only after they would not submit; (Deut. 20:10-20): but Israel failed this. It was ever in the LORD's heart to save the world, and so it is now our calling.

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