What does Isaiah 45:7 mean?
ESV: I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things.
NIV: I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
NASB: The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating disaster; I am the Lord who does all these things.
CSB: I form light and create darkness, I make success and create disaster; I am the Lord, who does all these things.
NLT: I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the Lord, am the one who does these things.
KJV: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
NKJV: I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.
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Book Summary:
Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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