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Isaiah 45:12

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

Read Isaiah 45:12 Using Other Translations

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

What does Isaiah 45:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 45:12

I have made the earth
The Targum adds, "by my Word"; the essential Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; see ( Hebrews 11:3 ) , this, with what follows, is said to show that the Lord was able to bring to pass things to come, concerning his children, and the works of his hands, which he allowed his people to inquire of him concerning, and to insist upon the performance of them; since he was the Creator of all things, and had made the earth out of nothing, in the beginning of time, by the word of his power: and created man upon it;
the last and chief of the creation, for the sake of whom the earth was made; and man was made to dwell upon it, manure, and cultivate it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens;
as a canopy over the earth, as a curtain and tent to dwell in; a phrase often used to express the greatness and majesty of God; see ( Isaiah 40:22 ) ( 42:6 ) : and all their host have I commanded;
into being, and to perform their offices regularly and constantly, the sun, moon, and stars, as well as the heavenly host of angels; see ( Psalms 33:9 ) ( 148:5 ) , what is it that such a God cannot do? he is able to do more than his people can ask of him, or think to receive from him, ( Ephesians 3:20 ) .

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