Isaiah 45:5

“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Isaiah 45:5

I am the Lord, and there is none els, there is no God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not knowen me:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God but me: I will make you ready for war, though you had no knowledge of me:
- Basic English Bible

I [am] Jehovah, and there is none else; there is no God beside me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known me;
- Darby Bible

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
- Webster's Bible

I am Yahweh, and there is none else. Besides me, there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not known me;
- World English Bible

I [am] Jehovah, and there is none else, Except Me there is no God, I gird thee, and thou hast not known Me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I am the LORD, and there is none else, beside Me there is no God; I have girded thee, though thou hast not known Me;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Isaiah 45:5

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 45:5


45:5 I girded - I made thee strong and active, and disposed thee for these great and warlike enterprizes.


Discussion for Isaiah 45:5

  • Dr MARVIN A MCQUEEN on Isaiah 45:5
    Since God's eyes are in every place; it's a blessing to understand that God is still a mystery, therefore He can do what his Holy Word is! Remember God created all things, therefore He can utilize anyone or any thing, to get His Will done! Be blessed!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    Hi Dr Marvin.

    That's a humbling, valuable truth to consider isn't it.

    God used Moses, He used Abraham, and Many others in scripture and Many he is using today,

    But he also used People like Cyrus! ""Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;""

    He used King Nebuchadnezzar.

    To seize Israel.

    And the Chaldeans.

    Habakkuk 1:6. For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    S Spencer, the Spirit is blessing you with His great insight. Isaiah 10 is an example also of God using man as the labour of HIS WORK.

    THY WILL BE DONE, come quickly O Lord.

    Our's IN CHRIST your servants, Amen
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    Thanks Earl,

    Isaiah 10 is a great, and humbling example.
  • Alex on Isaiah 45:5
    Alex comments about Exodus 3 v 15 God tells Moses that he is the God of Abraham Issac and Jacob and that is my NAME forever and my memorial to All generations .
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    Alex you left out a couple of verses. Exodus 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 3:14-15 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

    And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
  • Jack Gutknecht on Isaiah 45:5
    Why would a loving God "create darkness" and "disaster"? (Isaiah 45:7)

    7 I form the light and create darkness,

    I bring prosperity and create disaster;

    I, the Lord, do all these things. (NIV)
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    Isaiah 45:7, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."

    These verses from verse 1 to 7, is a discourse to Cyrus, the Persian King, revealing Who this God is, Who will use the king as His instrument. So verse 7 comes as a further reminder to Cyrus that this God is unlike anyone else: He creates Light & He has the power to remove it (once Light from a source is removed, darkness prevails - it's the default with light's absence). He can bring about peace (or, happiness, prosperity) & also can remove that (thereby evil will become present & rampant, as a default state, with Satan's affectation upon man & the world). The Lord has the power to do all things, which the Persian gods could never do.

    To be able to correctly understand the 'behaviour' of a Holy God Who can do no evil, for evil is never present within Him, the only way that I can read this verse, is to know that the God Who creates, can also remove (i.e. the opposite is 'created') & not that God has any unjustified evil planned that He wants to create. However, it is true, God does bring on 'evil', as in consigning men to hell, but that comes as a justified punishment for man's disobedience & rejection of Him.
  • Jack Gutknecht - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    Interesting, Chris!
  • M - in Reply on Isaiah 45:5
    I remember reading that the first time and thinking the same thing.

    The first thing I'd say is not to use NIV, instead use KJV. Modern translations are less accurate.

    God created people, and is therefore responsible for His creations. As an example, if someone chooses to do someone else harm for an unholy reason, that person must reap what they've sown. It's up to God to give that person a perfect punishment(assuming they are unrepenting nonbelievers), and in order to do that God must create a situation in which there's a fitting disaster for them. Only then is "balance" restored, and do people get what they deserve.

    Loving doesn't mean God won't uphold morality and justice, but it does mean He is merciful.

    Disaster exists because of sin. God doesn't enjoy causing disaster, but it is necessary.


 

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