Isaiah 43:13
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New International Version
Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"

New Living Translation
"From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done."

English Standard Version
Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”

New American Standard Bible
"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"

King James Bible
Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, from today on I am He alone, and none can deliver from My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?"

International Standard Version
"I am God; also from ancient days I am the one. And there is no one who can deliver out of my hand; when I act, who can reverse it?"

NET Bible
From this day forward I am he; no one can deliver from my power; I will act, and who can prevent it?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"From the [first] day I was the one [who did this]. No one can rescue people from my power. When I do something, who can undo it?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even before the day was I existed; and there is no one that can deliver out of my hand; if I work, who shall hinder it?

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall hinder it?

American King James Version
Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

American Standard Version
Yea, since the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who can hinder it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And from the beginning I am the same, and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall turn it away?

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, since the day was, I [am] HE, and there is none that delivereth out of my hand: I will work, and who shall hinder it?

English Revised Version
Yea, since the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, before the day was, I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall hinder it?

World English Bible
Yes, since the day was I am he; and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand. I will work, and who can hinder it?"

Young's Literal Translation
Even from the day I am He, And there is no deliverer from My hand, I work, and who doth turn it back?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

43:8-13 Idolaters are called to appear in defence of their idols. Those who make them, and trust in them, are like unto them. They have the shape and faculties of men; but they have not common sense. But God's people know the power of his grace, the sweetness of his comforts, the kind care of his providence, and the truth of his promise. All servants of God can give such an account of what he has wrought in them, and done for them, as may lead others to know and believe his power, truth, and love

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Yea, before the day was I am he. So the LXX., Jerome, and Stier; but most moderns translate, "Yea, from this time forth I am he" (setup. Ezekiel 48:35). Kay, however, thinks that the translation of the Authorized Version may stand. Who shall let it? literally, as in Isaiah 14:27, who shall turn it back? i.e. "reverse it, undo it." Surely no one.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Yea, before the day was I am he,.... Before there was a day, before the first day of the creation; that is, before time was, or from all eternity, I am he that resolved upon and contrived this method of saving men; "and ever since that day was" (k), as it may be rendered, I am he that have spoken of it by all the prophets, from the beginning of the world, and now it is accomplished:

and there is none can deliver out of my hand: either such whom the Lord determines to punish, or such whom he resolves to save; none can snatch them out of his hands, there they are safe:

I will work, and who shall let it? as when he wrought the work of creation, there was no opposition to it, or hinderance of him; and in providence all things are done as be pleases; so all his purposes and decrees, which are his works within him, are exactly accomplished according to his pleasure, and none can resist his will. The work of redemption is finished just according to the draught of it in his eternal mind; and when he works upon the heart of a sinner at conversion, whatever obstructions and difficulties are in the way, these are removed, and the work is begun, and carried on, and performed, until the day of Christ. The work of the Lord in his churches, and the setting up of his kingdom in the world, in a more visible and glorious manner, shall be done, and none will be able to hinder it:

who can turn it back? either his work, or his hand in working; his purposes cannot be disannulled; his power cannot be controlled; his work cannot be made void, or of no effect; he always succeeds, for he has no superior that can obstruct him.

(k) "ex quo dies fuit", Gataker; "ex quo dies esse coepit", Vatablus; "inde a tempore diei", Piscator. "Hu", may be considered here as one of the names of God, who from eternity to eternity is, "he", the same yesterday, today, and for ever.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. before—literally, from the time of the first existence of day.

let—Old English for "hinder" (Isa 14:27). Rather, translate, "undo it" [Horsley].

Isaiah 43:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Israel's Only Savior
12"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God. 13"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"
Cross References
Numbers 23:20
I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.

Job 9:12
If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'

Psalm 50:22
"Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Isaiah 14:27
For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?

Isaiah 41:4
Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD--with the first of them and with the last--I am he."

Isaiah 46:4
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 47:15
That is all they are to you-- these you have dealt with and labored with since childhood. All of them go on in their error; there is not one that can save you.

Isaiah 48:16
"Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, endowed with his Spirit.

Daniel 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

before

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the …

Psalm 93:2 Your throne is established of old: you are from everlasting.

Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands …

Habakkuk 1:12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall …

John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, …

none

Deuteronomy 28:31 Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat thereof: …

Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, …

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, …

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, …

Hosea 5:14 For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house …

I will work

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Job 9:12 Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you?

Job 34:14,15,29 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath…

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Romans 9:18,19 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will …

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

let it. Heb. turn it back

Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall cancel it? and …

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