Isaiah 45:7

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I forme the light, and create darkenesse: I make peace, and create euill: I the Lord do all these things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the giver of light and the maker of the dark; causing blessing, and sending troubles; I am the Lord, who does all these things.
- Basic English Bible

forming the light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil: I, Jehovah, do all these things.
- Darby Bible

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
- Webster's Bible

I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am Yahweh, who does all these things.
- World English Bible

Forming light, and preparing darkness, Making peace, and preparing evil, I [am] Jehovah, doing all these things.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the LORD, that doeth all these things.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 45:7


45:7 Light - All mens comforts and calamities come from thy hand.


Discussion for Isaiah 45

  • Marquisha Jerry
    It's deep, and I like learning about the bible, and what I learned about Isaiah 45 was goid, and first time lookibg at that scripture the way I did which was awesome. Thanks for your information on the book of Isaiah chapter 45 God bless you
  • Word
    God created Satan but he was Lucifer and God created all men with Freewill and some are evil. Satan sends his tares to earth written in Matt. 13:36-44 his children. They are his because they followed him to overthrow God on the throne but were cast down/ katabole. So you could say God created evil but if you believe God created evil the way some make it sound I wouldn't want to be you. God is Love
  • Word
    God is saying He did not create the earth without form and void. If you check out the word "was" in verse 2 of Genesis it is "became" and the destruction is written in Jeremiah 4 and why? in Ezekiel when Satans Pride got to him and he tried to take the throne. If you google appendix 146 of the companion bible there are two terms for foundation and katabole to cast down overthrow. 2 Peter 3 helps.
  • BSP
    God created this earth to be inhabited as verse 18 shows. This shows that God will always have a purpose for the earth and it is to be inhabited with the righteous.
  • Irene123
    To MT Maxwell - V. 7 says EXACTLY that. ".....and create evil, I the LORD do all these things." This is YOUR Lord God talking.
  • ELOISE
    We are not to add or take away from what is written. Isaiah 54:7 says what it says. It did not say for punishment it clearly stated I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. We are not to try to guess or second guess what we think God meant to say.

Bible Options