Isaiah 45:4

“For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Iacob my seruants sake, and Israel mine elect, I haue euen called thee by thy name: I haue surnamed thee, though thou hast not knowen me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the sake of Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen {one,} I have also called you by your name; I have given you a title of honor Though you have not known Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of Jacob my servant, and Israel whom I have taken for myself, I have sent for you by name, giving you a name of honour, though you had no knowledge of me.
- Basic English Bible

For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have called thee by thy name; I surnamed thee, though thou didst not know me;
- Darby Bible

For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me:
- Webster's Bible

For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you have not known me.
- World English Bible

For the sake of my servant Jacob, And of Israel My chosen, I call also thee by thy name, I surname thee, And thou hast not known Me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the sake of Jacob My servant, and Israel Mine elect, I have called thee by thy name, I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 45:4


45:4 I have - I knew, and called thee by thy name, when thou didst neither know nor think of me; nay, when thou hadst no being.


Discussion for Isaiah 45:4

  • Dillis Renales-Cruickshank for verse 4
    To be surnamed carries a spirit of not just dignity and honor but to know that we belongs to God and that we are His adopted children(sons and daughters). I think of me being Dillis (Christ),the anointed daughter of Jesus.

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