New Living Translation
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 confess allegiance to me."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.
Young's Literal Translation
By Myself I have sworn, Gone out from my mouth in righteousness hath a word, And it turneth not back, That to Me, bow doth every knee, every tongue swear.
Isaiah 45:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
45:23 In righteousness - It is what I will faithfully perform. Return - Without effect. It is a metaphor from ambassadors, who sometimes return to their princes without any success in their business. Every tongue - Not only the Jews, but all nations.
LibraryJehovah-Shammah: a Glorious Name for the New Year
THESE words may be used as a test as well as a text. They may serve for examination as well as consolation, and at the beginning of a year they may fulfill this useful double purpose. In any case they are full of marrow and fatness to those whose spiritual taste is purified. It is esteemed by the prophet to be the highest blessing that could come upon a city that its name should be, "JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, The Lord is there." Even Jerusalem, in its best estate, would have this for its crowning blessing: …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
The Eternity and Unchangeableness of God.
Of Four Things which Bring Great Peace
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
For the Scriptures say, "'As surely as I live,' says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'"
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:
"This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that
You must fear the LORD your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.
But the king will rejoice in God. All who trust in him will praise him, while liars will be silenced.
In that day five of Egypt's cities will follow the LORD of Heaven's Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun.
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