Isaiah 45:12
New International Version
It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.

New Living Translation
I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the stars are at my command.

English Standard Version
I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.

Berean Study Bible
It is I who made the earth and created man upon it. It was My hands that stretched out the heavens, and I ordained all their host.

King James Bible
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

New King James Version
I have made the earth, And created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.

New American Standard Bible
“It is I who made the earth, and created mankind upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their lights.

NASB 1995
“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.

NASB 1977
“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host.

Amplified Bible
“I made the earth and created man upon it. My hands, stretched out the heavens, And I commanded all their host.

Christian Standard Bible
I made the earth, and created humans on it. It was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded everything in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I made the earth, and created man on it. It was My hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.

American Standard Version
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and all their host have I commanded.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have made the Earth and the son of man upon it by my hands. I stretched out the Heavens and I commanded all their mighty host

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have made the earth, and man upon it: I with my hand have established the heaven; I have given commandment to all the stars.

Contemporary English Version
I created the world and covered it with people; I stretched out the sky and filled it with stars.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I made the earth: and I created man upon it: my hand stretched forth the heavens, and I have commanded all their host.

English Revised Version
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

Good News Translation
I am the one who made the earth and created human beings to live there. By my power I stretched out the heavens; I control the sun, the moon, and the stars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I made the earth and created humans on it. I stretched out the heavens with my own hands. I commanded all the stars [to shine].

International Standard Version
I myself made the earth and personally created humankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the skies; I marshaled all their starry hosts."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I, even I, have made the earth, And created man upon it; I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, And all their host have I commanded.

Literal Standard Version
I made earth, and created man on it, My hands stretched out the heavens, And I have commanded all their host.

NET Bible
I made the earth, I created the people who live on it. It was me--my hands stretched out the sky, I give orders to all the heavenly lights.

New Heart English Bible
I have made the earth, and created man on it. I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and I have commanded all their host.

World English Bible
I have made the earth, and created man on it. I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and I have commanded all their army.

Young's Literal Translation
I made earth, and man on it prepared, I -- My hands stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Calls Cyrus
11Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: “How dare you question Me about My sons, or instruct Me in the work of My hands? 12It is I who made the earth and created man upon it. It was My hands that stretched out the heavens, and I ordained all their host. 13I will raise up Cyrus in righteousness, and I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild My city and set My exiles free, but not for payment or reward, says the LORD of Hosts.”…

Cross References
Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

Deuteronomy 4:32
Indeed, ask now from one end of the heavens to the other about the days that long preceded you, from the day that God created man on earth: Has anything as great as this ever happened or been reported?

Ezra 1:2
"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: 'The LORD, the God of heaven, who has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, has appointed me to build a house for Him at Jerusalem in Judah.

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all things, and the host of heaven worships You.

Job 37:18
can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

Psalm 104:2
He wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent,

Isaiah 37:16
"O LORD of Hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

made the earth

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Isaiah 40:28
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Isaiah 42:5
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

my hands

Isaiah 40:12,22
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? …

Isaiah 44:24
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Jeremiah 27:5
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

all their host

Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Nehemiah 9:6
Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.









(12) I have made . . .--The Creator is also the Ruler, supreme in history as in nature.

Verse 12. - I, even my hands; literally, I, my hands; i.e. "my hands, and my hands alone." All their host. The "host of heaven" is sometimes put for the stars, and may be so understood here; but "commands" are laid on intelligent rather than on unintelligent beings. (The object of the verb tsavah in Hebrew is almost always personal.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It is I
אָֽנֹכִי֙ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

who made
עָשִׂ֣יתִי (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the earth,
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and created
בָרָ֑אתִי (ḇā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1254: To create, to cut down, select, feed

man
וְאָדָ֖ם (wə·’ā·ḏām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

upon it.
עָלֶ֣יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

It was My hands
יָדַי֙ (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

that stretched out
נָט֣וּ (nā·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the heavens,
שָׁמַ֔יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

and I ordained
צִוֵּֽיתִי׃ (ṣiw·wê·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their host.
צְבָאָ֖ם (ṣə·ḇā·’ām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign


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