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Isaiah 45:4-5

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45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob,

Israel, my chosen one,

I call you by name

and give you a title of respect, even though you do not recognize 1  me.

45:5 I am the Lord, I have no peer, 2 

there is no God but me.

I arm you for battle, 3  even though you do not recognize 4  me.

1 tn Or “know” (NCV, NRSV, TEV, NLT); NIV “acknowledge.”

2 tn Heb “and there is none besides.” On the use of עוֹד (’od) here, see BDB 729 s.v. 1.c.

3 tn Heb “gird you” (so NASB) or “strengthen you” (so NIV).

4 tn Or “know” (NAB, NCV, NRSV, TEV, CEV, NLT); NIV “have not acknowledged.”



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