I solemnly make this oath 1 – what I say is true and reliable: 2 ‘Surely every knee will bow to me, every tongue will solemnly affirm; 3
By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.
"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.
I have sworn by my own name, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to my name."
I promise in my own name: Every word out of my mouth does what it says. I never take back what I say. Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. Everyone is going to end up saying of me,
By myself have I taken an oath, a true word has gone from my mouth, and will not be changed, that to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give honour.
By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: "To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear."
I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
I have sworn
by myself, the word
is gone out
of my mouth
and shall not return
That unto me every knee
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make this oath– what
I say is true
and reliable: ‘Surely
to me, every
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1 tn Heb “I swear by myself”; KJV, NASB “have sworn.”
2 tn Heb “a word goes out from my mouth [in] truth and will not return.”
3 tn Heb “swear” (so KJV, NAB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “confess allegiance.”