Isaiah 48:15

15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission.

Read Isaiah 48:15 Using Other Translations

I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
I, even I, have spoken and called him; I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.
“I have said it: I am calling Cyrus! I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed.

What does Isaiah 48:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 48:15

I, even I, have spoken
What I will do, and what shall certainly come to pass; for not one word of the Lord ever fails; what he has spoken he will make good; what he has said to his Son in his council, and in covenant, or has delivered out by promise or prophecy, ( Numbers 23:19 ) : yea, I have called him;
not Abraham, as the Targum; but Cyrus, whom he called by name, as well as called him to his work and office as a deliverer of his people, ( Isaiah 45:4 ) and so he called Christ also to his work and office, which he did not take to himself, but was called of God, ( Hebrews 5:4 Hebrews 5:5 ) : I have brought him; from a far country, from Persia to Babylon; and who has also brought forth his servant, the branch, the Messiah, ( Zechariah 3:8 ) : and he shall make his way prosperous;
or "his way shall be prosperous" {m}; being made so by the Lord, who directed his way, and removed all difficulties and obstructions in it, ( Isaiah 45:1-3 Isaiah 45:5 Isaiah 45:13 ) and so the pleasure of the Lord has prospered in the hands of Christ, who has succeeded in the work of redemption and salvation he was called to, ( Isaiah 53:11 ) , these are the words of God the Father, confirming what the Messiah said in the preceding, and who is introduced speaking in the next verse.


F13 (wkrd xyluhw) "et prosperabitur via ejus", Pagninus, Montanus; "critique prospera via ejus", Vitringa.
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