Isaiah 45:15

15 Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel.

Isaiah 45:15 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
English Standard Version (ESV)
15 Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.
New Living Translation (NLT)
15 Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in mysterious ways.
The Message Bible (MSG)
15 Clearly, you are a God who works behind the scenes, God of Israel, Savior God.
American Standard Version (ASV)
15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
15 Certainly, you are a God who has hidden himself. You are the God of Israel, the Savior!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
15 Yes, You are a God who hides Himself, God of Israel, Savior.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
15 You are a God who hides yourself. You are the God of Israel. You save us.

Isaiah 45:15 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 45:15

Verily thou art a God that hideth thyself
Who hid himself from the Gentile world for some hundreds of years, who had no knowledge of the true God, lived without him in the world, and whose times of ignorance God overlooked, and suffered them to walk in their own ways; though now he would make himself known by his Gospel sent among them, and blessed for the conversion of them. He is also a God that hides himself from his own people at times, withdraws his gracious presence, and withholds the communication of his love and grace. These seem to be the words of the prophet, speaking his own experience, and that of other saints: or rather of the church, upon the access of the Gentiles to her, declaring what the Lord had been to them in former times; but now had showed himself to them in a way of grace and mercy. Some render it "thou art the hidden God" F26; invisible in his nature; incomprehensible in his essence; not to be found out to perfection, nor to be traced in his providential dispensations; his judgments are unsearchable, and his ways past finding out. It may be applied to Christ in his state of humiliation; for though he was God manifest in the flesh, yet the glory of his deity was seen but by a few, being hid in the coarse veil of humanity; he appearing in the form of a servant, who was in the form of God, and equal to him; and to him the following words agree: O God of Israel, the Saviour;
for he is God over all, and the God of his spiritual Israel in an especial manner; and the Saviour of them from sin, wrath, condemnation, and death, by his obedience, sufferings, and death; or if it is to be understood of God the Father, who is the God of Israel, he is the Saviour of them by his Son.


F26 (rttom la hta) "tu es Deus absconditus", V. L. Tigurine version; "tu es abditus Deus Israelis", Syr.

Isaiah 45:15 In-Context

13 I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty.”
14 This is what the LORD says: “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,and those tall Sabeans— they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.’ ”
15 Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel.
16 All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced; they will go off into disgrace together.
17 But Israel will be saved by the LORDwith an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 31:17; Psalms 44:24; S Isaiah 1:15
  • 2. S Isaiah 25:9
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