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 45:7

  • God is the creator and the cause of everything. But we must bear in mind that God FAVORS everything that is good, true and just. He even urges us to do good. He is fair for He rewards those who follow His will and punishes those who don 't. He divides light life wisdom from darkness death fool. He keeps the dead unbeliever in the dark. He let the living believers understand and appreciate His ways. Everything God does is good. Truly, God is good. To God be the glory.
  • Alex Gangipogu for verse 7
    Everything that happens in this world is and will be by will of God.
  • Elwin Germer for verse 7
    I believe That God did create evil as Isa. 45 7 says. Evil is present everywhere and God 's people have the weapons to fight it. That is the challenge, Will we follow God or fail. And we know that we will, at times fail. We repent and again attempt to follow The creater.
  • Debra Tilstra for verse 7
    The yin Yang of life...good evil, yes, God created good and evil just as he she said they did. These texts say God is speaking these things about him herself conflicting texts are all other people saying things about God. Why is it people pick and choose which texts they say are true, and try to reason others away? God created good and evil, end of story.
  • Idara friday for verse 7
    i am glad that GOD 'S word is immutable towards humanity.
  • G. Taylor for verse 7
    I have been telling people for years that Yahuwah is the blessing AND the curse. Remember Yahushua told satan that he would serve Him and only Him shall you serve. Elohim is one "guy " you do not want to mess with. I 'll give more scripture later. G. Taylor

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