Isaiah 41:4

41:4 Who acts and carries out decrees?

Who summons the successive generations from the beginning?

I, the Lord, am present at the very beginning,

and at the very end – I am the one.

Isaiah 43:10

43:10 You are my witnesses,” says the Lord,

“my servant whom I have chosen,

so that you may consider and believe in me,

and understand that I am he.

No god was formed before me,

and none will outlive me.

Isaiah 43:13

43:13 From this day forward I am he;

no one can deliver from my power;

I will act, and who can prevent it?”

Isaiah 46:10

46:10 who announces the end from the beginning

and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred,

who says, ‘My plan will be realized,

I will accomplish what I desire,’

Isaiah 48:12

48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob,

Israel, whom I summoned!

I am the one;

I am present at the very beginning

and at the very end.


tn Heb “Who acts and accomplishes?”; NASB “Who has performed and accomplished it.”

tn The interrogative particle is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line).

tn Heb “I, the Lord, [am with] the first, and with the last ones I [am] he.”

tn Or “know” (KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).

tn Heb “and after me, there will not be”; NASB “there will be none after Me.”

tn Heb “hand” (so KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “No one can oppose what I do.”

tn Or “from long ago”; KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV “from ancient times.”

tn Heb “I [am] he, I [am the] first, also I [am the] last.”