Isaiah 54:16

“Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I haue created the smith that bloweth the coales in the fire, and that bringeth foorth an instrument for his worke, and I haue created the waster to destroy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I have made the iron-worker, blowing on the burning coals, and making the instrument of war by his work; and I have made the waster for destruction.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, it is I who have created the smith that bloweth in the fire of coal, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the destroyer to ravage.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
- World English Bible

Lo, I -- I have prepared an artizan, Blowing on a fire of coals, And bringing out an instrument for his work, And I have prepared a destroyer to destroy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 54:16


54:16 The smith - Both the smith that makes warlike instruments, and the soldier that uses them, are my creatures, and totally at my command, and therefore they cannot hurt you without my leave. The waster - To destroy only whom and when I please.


Discussion for Isaiah 54:16

  • Victoria Rivera for verse 16
    Andrew that is precisly correct. The weapon is the scroll written by the little lamb. A servant...
  • Ardith Shold for verse 16
    I know and i believe it is true the commentary that describes the Isaiah 54:16.Its not hard to figure out is it? God created all things and for Him and for His pleasure were they created, the word is All.I believe what John Gills commentary says it perfectly and explains it greatly don "t you?
  • The "smith" is the one that wants to use weapons of destruction to burn, and out of him, shall come forth such a weapon(instrument)to accomplish his end, and the LORD is He that allowed this. Is this correct?
  • Sandra johnson for verse 16
    THis scripture is very interesting because at Bible stucy the Eldr ask the question about Did we know that Satan became a music instrumenand said it is a diffrents in the way people play muic if they are of God. Do you know what scripture in the King James version that lets us know this?

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