English Standard Version
for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
King James Bible
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is written, I live, saith the Lord, that to me shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God.
World English Bible
For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'"
Young's Literal Translation
for it hath been written, 'I live! saith the Lord -- to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;'
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
As I live, etc.
From Isaiah 45:23. Hebrew: By myself I swear... that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Septuagint the same, except shall swear by God.
Shall confess (ἐξομολογήσεται)
Primarily, to acknowledge, confess, or profess from (ἐξ) the heart. To make a confession to one's honor; thence to praise. So Luke 10:21 (Rev., in margin, praise for thank); Romans 15:9. Here, as Rev. in margin, shall give praise. See on Matthew 11:25.
LibraryTwenty-First Day. Holiness and Happiness.
The kingdom of God is joy in the Holy Ghost.'--Rom. xiv. 17. 'The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Ghost.'--Acts xiii. 52. 'Then Nehemiah said, This day is holy unto the Lord: neither be ye sorry, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. So the Levites stilled the people, saying, Hold your peace; for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved. And all the people went their way to make great mirth, because they had understood the words.'--Neh. viii. 10-12. The deep significance of …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
The Necessity of Actual Grace
The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.'
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
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