I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me:
Him: — "Man cannot exclude Me from his little universe; even though he deny My existence and denounce My claim — I am still there. I water the garden of the atheist, and bring his flowers to summer bloom and his fruits to autumnal glory. Men deny Me, curse Me, flee from Me — I am still round about them, and their life is more precious to Me than is their blasphemy detestable, and until the very last I will work for them and with them, and if they go to perdition it shall be through the very centre of, My heart's tenderest grace." "I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me."
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
WEB: I am Yahweh, and there is none else. Besides me, there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not known me;