Isaiah 45:5
New International Version
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,

New Living Translation
I am the LORD; there is no other God. I have equipped you for battle, though you don’t even know me,

English Standard Version
I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,

Berean Study Bible
I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will equip you for battle, though you have not known Me,

King James Bible
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

New King James Version
I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me,

New American Standard Bible
“I am the LORD, and there is no one else; There is no God except Me. I will arm you, though you have not known Me,

NASB 1995
“I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me;

NASB 1977
“I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me;

Amplified Bible
“I am the LORD, and there is no one else; There is no God except Me. I will embrace and arm you, though you have not known Me,

Christian Standard Bible
I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God but me. I will strengthen you, though you do not know me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am Yahweh, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will strengthen you, though you do not know Me,

American Standard Version
I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I AM LORD JEHOVAH, and there is no more. Outside of me there is no God. I have strengthened you and you have not known me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am the Lord God, and there is no other God beside me; I strengthened thee, and thou hast not known me.

Contemporary English Version
Only I am the LORD! There are no other gods. I have made you strong, though you don't know me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the Lord, and there is none else: there is no God, besides me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known me:

English Revised Version
I am the LORD, and there is none else; beside me there is no God: I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me:

Good News Translation
"I am the LORD; there is no other god. I will give you the strength you need, although you do not know me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am the LORD, and there is no other. There is no other God besides me. I will strengthen you, although you don't know me,

International Standard Version
I am the LORD, and there is no other besides me: and there are no gods. I'm strengthening you, although you have not acknowledged me,

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am the LORD, and there is none else, Beside Me there is no God; I have girded thee, though thou hast not known Me;

Literal Standard Version
I [am] YHWH, and there is none else, There is no God except Me, I gird you, and you have not known Me.

NET Bible
I am the LORD, I have no peer, there is no God but me. I arm you for battle, even though you do not recognize me.

New Heart English Bible
I am the LORD, and there is no other. Besides me, there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not known me;

World English Bible
I am Yahweh, and there is none else. Besides me, there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not known me;

Young's Literal Translation
I am Jehovah, and there is none else, Except Me there is no God, I gird thee, and thou hast not known Me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Calls Cyrus
4For the sake of Jacob My servant and Israel My chosen one, I call you by name; I have given you a title of honor, though you have not known Me. 5I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will equip you for battle, though you have not known Me, 6so that all may know, from where the sun rises to where it sets, that there is none but Me; I am the LORD, and there is no other.…

Cross References
Exodus 9:14
Otherwise, I will send all My plagues against you and your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:35
You were shown these things so that you would know that the LORD is God; there is no other besides Him.

Deuteronomy 32:39
See now that I am He; there is no God besides Me. I bring death and I give life; I wound and I heal, and there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Psalm 18:31
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way clear.

Psalm 18:39
You have armed me with strength for battle; You have subdued my foes beneath me.

Isaiah 43:10
"You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, and after Me none will come.


Treasury of Scripture

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me:

the Lord

Isaiah 45:14-18,21,22
Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God…

Isaiah 44:8
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.

Isaiah 46:9
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

I girded thee

Isaiah 22:21
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

Ezra 1:2
Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

Job 12:18,21
He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle…









(5) There is no God beside me.--Commonly, the formula is used in antithesis to polytheism. Possibly we may think of it here as in contrast with the dualism of Persia, or, if that be assigned to a later date, of Babylonia.

I girded thee.--The opposite of the "loosing," or "ungirding," of Isaiah 45:1, and so implying the idea of giving strength.

Verse 5. - I girded thee. As God "loosed the loins" of Cyrus's adversaries (ver. 1), to weaken them, so he "girded" those of Cyrus, to give him strength (comp. Psalm 18:32).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִ֤י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am the LORD,
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and there is no
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

other;
ע֔וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

there is no
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

God
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

but Me.
זוּלָתִ֖י (zū·lā·ṯî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 2108: Scattering, removal, except

I will equip you for battle,
אֲאַזֶּרְךָ֖ (’ă·’az·zer·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 247: To gird, encompass, equip

though you have not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

known Me,
יְדַעְתָּֽנִי׃ (yə·ḏa‘·tā·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know


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