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

  • 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.
  • Debbie
    The word evil means bad like the verse about the bad figs. God doesn't do evil. He created good and therefore he created the opposite of good.
  • Lu2677
    Regarding this comment; "the evil came from Adam and Eve's sin, every evil came after the fall,evil was not before the fall" According to scripture evil existed before the fall; Gen.2:9,and 2:17 "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it:for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" God planted this tree, then placed Adam and Eve in the garden.
  • Irene123
    JW - the evil came FROM Adam 'n Eve's sin. They are not separate entities. The first murder came AFTER the fall. Every evil came AFTER. Evil was not before the fall.
  • Irene123
    satan didn't 'send' anything to earth, much less tares. The tares are sinners who follow satan in their evil, sinful ways. They REJECT Jesus after having been told of Him and His plan of salvation - Acts 2:38. Just like everyone in Genesis who rejected God through Noah's preaching. Jesus tells us PLAINLY what the tares are. Read your Bible with prayer to Jesus to open your eyes.
  • Word 76
    Marquisha Jerry What's awesome is God put that next verse after how He created the earth as if He was saying open your eyes seek you will find truth and with Me, listening to Me, not man but with Me you will hear the truth of what the scripture say. His wisdom speaks in Proverbs 8vs 22-31 in 2 Peter 3vs 5-7how the old world which means world age perished. Jer.4 vs 23-27 but not to full end. Pray.

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