Isaiah 44:8
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New International Version
Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one."

New Living Translation
Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses--is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock--not one!"

English Standard Version
Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”

New American Standard Bible
Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.'"

King James Bible
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but Me? There is no other Rock; I do not know any.

International Standard Version
Don't tremble, and don't be afraid. Didn't I tell you and announce it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? There is no other Rock— I don't know of any."

NET Bible
Don't panic! Don't be afraid! Did I not tell you beforehand and decree it? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but me? There is no other sheltering rock; I know of none.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be terrified or afraid. Didn't I make this known to you long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God except me? There is no [other] rock; I know of none.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not fear, neither be afraid; have I not caused thee to hear from of old and declared unto thee beforehand that which was to come? Then ye are my witnesses that there is no God but me, and there is no Strong One that I do not know.

King James 2000 Bible
Fear not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

American King James Version
Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yes, there is no God; I know not any.

American Standard Version
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have I not declared unto thee of old, and showed it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no Rock; I know not any.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear ye not, neither be ye troubled, from that time I have made thee to hear, and have declared: you are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me, a maker, whom I have not known?

Darby Bible Translation
Fear not, neither be afraid. Have I not caused thee to hear from that time, and have declared it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a +God beside me? yea, there is no Rock: I know not any.

English Revised Version
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have I not declared unto thee of old, and shewed it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no Rock; I know not any.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? verily there is no God; I know not any.

World English Bible
Don't fear, neither be afraid. Haven't I declared it to you long ago, and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don't know any other Rock."

Young's Literal Translation
Fear not, nor be afraid, Have I not from that time caused thee to hear, and declared? And ye are My witnesses, Is there a God besides Me? yea, there is none, A Rock I have not known.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

44:1-8 Israel is here called Jeshurun, which means the upright one. Such only are Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile. Those that serve God he will own. He will help them over difficulties, and in their services. Water is the emblem of the Holy Spirit; as water refreshes, cleanses, and makes the earth fruitful, so do his influences the soul. This gift of the Holy Ghost is the great blessing, the plentiful pouring out of which God kept for the latter days. Where God gives his Spirit, he will give all other blessings. Hereby shall be a great increase of the church; thus it shall be spread to distant places. Was there any other Rock, or Protector, that could defend them? None besides could foretell these things to come, of which God by his prophets gave notice. All was set in order in the Divine predictions, as well as in the Divine purposes. Could any other have done so? Who can compare with Israel's Redeemer and King?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Fear ye not (comp. Isaiah 41:10, 13; Isaiah 43:5; ver. 2). Israel need not fear that they will be forgotten or forsaken. God has told them from that time, or, from the beginning (Isaiah 48:3, 7), and declared to them, what he is about to do - viz, destroy Babylon, and give them deliverance. He will assuredly do as he has said. Ye are even my witnesses (comp. Isaiah 43:10, 12). There is no God; literally, there is no Rock; i.e. no sure ground of trust or confidence (comp. Isaiah 17:10; Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 30:29; and see the comment on Isaiah 17:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fear ye not, neither be afraid,.... Of the accomplishment of prophecies and promises, and of professing the true God, and of adhering to Jesus Christ, the only Redeemer and Saviour; or of the gods of the Heathens, and of persecuting tyrants, and what they can do against you, and in favour of their idolatrous religion:

have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? what should come to pass, before it did, even everything that has since the appointment of the ancient people; and particularly what troubles and persecutions the apostles, ministers of the word, the first Christians should meet with among the Heathens, for professing and propagating the Gospel, and what success they should meet with, which came to pass accordingly:

ye are even my witnesses; as especially the apostles were, who had it from Christ's own mouth, that they should be hated and persecuted for the sake of the Gospel, and should be successful wherever they came; as they also were his witnesses in Jerusalem, and Judea, and Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth, of his person, doctrine, miracles, death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven, Acts 1:8,

is there a God besides me? that is a true God; for there were many fictitious and false deities, but none omniscient and omnipotent, that could foretell future events, and accomplish them as he did; there is no god but the one God, Father, Son, and Spirit; for this an appeal is made to the witnesses:

yea, there is no God, I know not any; or, there is "no rock" (a); or, is there any? a word used for God, Deuteronomy 32:4, there is no rock to build upon for salvation, no rock for shelter and safety, but Christ the rock of ages, on which the church is built, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it, Matthew 16:18, and if God, who is omniscient, knows none else, there can be no other.

(a) "nulls rupes", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "non est petra", Montanus, Cocceius; "estne rupes?" Vitringa.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. be afraid—literally, "be astounded," or "distracted with fear."

from that time—namely, from the time that "I appointed the ancient people" (Isa 44:7). From the time of Abraham's call, his family were the depositories of the predictions of the Redeemer, whereas the promise of Cyrus was not heard of till Isaiah's time; therefore, the event to the prediction and accomplishment of which God appeals in proof of His sole Godhead, is the redemption of man by a descendant of Abraham, in whose person "the ancient people" was first formally "appointed." The deliverance of the Jews, by Cyrus, is mentioned afterwards only as an earnest of that greater mercy [Horsley].

no God—Hebrew, tsur, "rock" (De 32:4); that is, a stronghold to take refuge in, and a solid foundation to build on.

Isaiah 44:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Only One is God
7'Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place. 8Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.'"
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other.

Deuteronomy 4:39
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

1 Samuel 2:2
"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

Psalm 86:10
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

Isaiah 17:10
You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines,

Isaiah 26:4
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 30:29
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people playing pipes go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.

Isaiah 41:23
tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear.

Isaiah 42:9
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

Isaiah 43:10
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Isaiah 43:11
I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.

Isaiah 44:6
"This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Isaiah 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.

Isaiah 48:3
I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

Isaiah 48:5
Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, 'My images brought them about; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
Treasury of Scripture

Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yes, there is no God; I know not any.

neither

Isaiah 44:2 Thus said the LORD that made you, and formed you from the womb, which …

Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Proverbs 3:25,26 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, …

Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: …

Jeremiah 30:10,11 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, said the LORD; neither …

John 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in …

have declared

Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: …

Isaiah 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came …

Genesis 15:13-21 And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a …

Genesis 28:13-15 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God …

Genesis 46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he …

Genesis 49:1-28 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, …

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up …

Deuteronomy 4:25-31 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall …

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the …

ye are

Isaiah 43:10,12 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: …

Ezra 1:2 Thus said Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven has given …

Ezra 8:2 Of the sons of Phinehas; Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: …

Daniel 2:28,47 But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known …

Daniel 3:16-28 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O …

Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with …

Daniel 5:23-30 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they …

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like …

Acts 17:23-31 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, …

is there

Isaiah 44:6 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

Isaiah 45:5,6 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: …

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none …

Deuteronomy 4:35,39 To you it was showed, that you might know that the LORD he is God; …

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

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither …

2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?

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

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

no God. Heb. no rock

Deuteronomy 32:4,31 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Psalm 18:31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

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