Isaiah 45:23

23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.

Isaiah 45:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
ESV
23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.'
NLT
23 I have sworn by my own name; I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to me. ”
MSG
23 I promise in my own name: Every word out of my mouth does what it says. I never take back what I say. Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. Everyone is going to end up saying of me,
CSB
23 By Myself I have sworn; Truth has gone from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow to Me, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Isaiah 45:23 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 45:23

I have sworn by myself
Christ being the true God, he could swear by no greater, ( Hebrews 6:13 ) , this shows that what follows, and is here sworn unto, is of great importance, and strictly true, and would certainly be accomplished: the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness;
both what goes before, that such that look unto him shall be saved; and also what follows, concerning the subjection of every creature to him; this was what he had resolved in his mind, and declared in his word, by promise and prophecy, should be; and as it was agreeably to truth and justice, it should certainly, and in faithfulness, be performed, and shall not return void and without effect, but be exactly and punctually accomplished: that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear;
that is, everyone, or at least the generality of mankind, shall be subject to Christ, embrace his Gospel, submit to his ordinances, profess his name, and serve and worship him; this will be when the fulness of the Gentiles is brought in, and the Jews are converted: the apostle quotes this passage, and applies it to the judgment day, when all, whether they will or not, shall confess that Christ is God, which he so often asserts in this context; see ( Romans 14:10 Romans 14:11 ) ( Philippians 2:10 Philippians 2:11 ) .

Isaiah 45:23 In-Context

21 Declare what is to be, present it— let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.
22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.
24 They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone are deliverance and strength.’ ” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame.
25 But all the descendants of Israel will find deliverance in the LORDand will make their boast in him.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Genesis 22:16; S Isaiah 14:24
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 30:11; Hebrews 6:13
  • 3. Isaiah 55:11
  • 4. S ver 14
  • 5. S Psalms 63:11; S Isaiah 19:18; Romans 14:11*; Philippians 2:10-11