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 of 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 original scan of Isaiah chapter 45

“"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, and thou hast not known me: ”
Douay Rheims 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


S Spencer's comment on 2021-04-07 20:10:57:

Thanks Earl,

Isaiah 10 is a great, and humbling example.


Earl Bowman's comment on 2021-04-07 05:53:58:

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's comment on 2021-04-06 20:07:17:

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.


Dr MARVIN A MCQUEEN's comment on 2021-04-06 05:18:46:

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!


Steven Spencer's comment on 2021-01-21 13:24:44:

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's comment on 2021-01-21 06:29:16:

Interesting, Chris!


Alex's comment on 2021-01-21 03:53:58:

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 .


Chris's comment on 2021-01-20 23:18:45:

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.


Robert Malit's comment on 2021-01-20 16:29:37:

Light = good = understanding and knowledge Christians gained from the written word of God

Darkness = evil = trials, tribulations and all sorts of problems encountered by Christians = use by God to test our faith in God

If & when Christians chose not to rely on own understanding, seek God's wisdom, able to go through trials/problems, by faith able to solve problems. During the process - made mistakes but learned new things - what works, what doesn't work gained wisdom, leads to success

Prosperity - successful life on earth while having intimate fellowship with God.

Disaster - however, if and when Christians because of prideful desires, chose not to seek God's guidance, continue to struggle, makes mistakes after mistakes, discouraged, get addicted into something - bring disaster to self - broken relationships.

God created all these things for our common good. God loves us, gave us freedom to see the light, darkness, prosperity and disaster to teach us lessons, to purge and cleanse us from our self-centered free will walking in the flesh versus walking in the spirit.


M's comment on 2021-01-20 14:22:50:

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.


Jack Gutknecht's comment on 2021-01-20 05:15:46:

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)


Rob's comment on 2020-10-12 05:53:27:

Isaiah 45 v 5

God states that there is No God beside me .

This was way before Jesus ascension up into heaven , correct ?

So now Jesus is sitting at the Fathers right hand beside God .

Would God still say this now ?

Yes Jesus was not there before , and no man hath seen God , but now the man Jesus is at Gods right hand .


Chris's comment on 2020-04-13 20:10:34:

In keeping with the painful & worrying times we are in for many people, as the children of God, "when these things come to pass, then LOOK UP, for your redemption draweth nigh". Lk 21:28. Blessings & His Power on you too, Debra, as we continue in prayer & witness to those around us of our "so great salvation".


Debra's comment on 2020-04-13 09:25:53:

Yes Chris..and in the time we are in right now..these scriptures come to mind John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal and Luke 24:44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.rnrn Matthew 26:39And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Blessings Chris..I believe this time is soon upon us


Chris's comment on 2020-04-12 21:12:08:

I agree Debra: Scripture is replete with multiple applications/dimensional, both in the O.T. and N.T. After all, prophecies were given to help the people of God (Israel) know His Mind (though with limited view/understanding) & to have hope when sometimes all hope was gone. As His children now (through the shed Blood of Christ), we receive those prophecies, as some are both historically accomplished, and yet with another fulfilment for the future. In a world of woe & continual spiritual & moral degradation, the believer too can find light & hope through the expected fulfilment of prophecies & walk on confidently when there remains no more hope for those outside Christ.


Debra's comment on 2020-04-12 09:17:37:

Thank you Chris. I have learned that scripture is mostly 3 dementional. For instance, where Scripture reads that Rachel wept for her children, is when Herod had the males killed under 2. The reason that Jacob buried his true love Rachel on the trail was because her descendants were in that area. So most likely it was her children who were killed..


Debra's comment on 2020-04-12 03:07:22:

Thank you for that most beautiful answer Bob..I have been praying that God would reveal His answer to me..and He has fulfilled that prayer request through you....Blessings Brother..


Chris's comment on 2020-04-11 23:30:49:

Debra, Bob's metaphor of man's three parts is apt, as also with the Sun (its three parts being:its substance, its heat, its light). Without even one of these parts, the Sun would cease to be a Sun as we know it. So too, God has revealed Himself to us in three Persons (not three separate people). If God were to remove even one of His Persons, He would cease to be God. In a weak description, God the Father is the Substance, His Word Jesus Christ is the Light (Jn 1:1, 8:12), His Spirit is the Heat, type of presence & power of God in us & in the world (Acts 2:4, Jn 16:8). Many religions believe we are wrong in believing this, but it is just that they are unable to understand it. Keep believing.


bob Hilt's comment on 2020-04-11 17:54:28:

the Bible ALONE teaches man has a body and a soul and a sprit = 3 parts = 1 manrnrnGenesis 1:26 - And God said, Let US make man in our image, after OUR likenessrnrnGenesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 9:6 - Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.rnrnSo IF one man is Body, Soul and Spirit which is 3 parts and God made man in HIS IMAGErnrnHow many parts is God 3rnrn1 Thess 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. spirit, soul, body


Debra Cox's comment on 2020-04-11 15:21:39:

The Jews believe Christians are blasphemers because we believe in God the Father, Yeshua/Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit..Why does God proclaim to be the only God in Isaiah when John 1 tells us that in reference to Yashua/Jesus..the world was made by him for him and through him and God the Father calls Jesus/Yashua god in Hebrews 1:9


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