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Isaiah 45:5-6

Context

45:5 I am the Lord, I have no peer, 1 

there is no God but me.

I arm you for battle, 2  even though you do not recognize 3  me.

45:6 I do this 4  so people 5  will recognize from east to west

that there is no God but me;

I am the Lord, I have no peer.

Isaiah 45:21

Context

45:21 Tell me! Present the evidence! 6 

Let them consult with one another!

Who predicted this in the past?

Who announced it beforehand?

Was it not I, the Lord?

I have no peer, there is no God but me,

a God who vindicates and delivers; 7 

there is none but me.

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

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

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

4 tn The words “I do this” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

5 tn Heb “they” (so KJV, ASV); TEV, CEV “everyone”; NLT “all the world.”

6 tn Heb “Declare! Bring near!”; NASB “Declare and set forth your case.” See 41:21.

7 tn Or “a righteous God and deliverer”; NASB, NIV, NRSV “a righteous God and a Savior.”



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