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Isaiah 45:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— forming the light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil: I, Jehovah, do all these things.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Forming light, and creating darkness, Making prosperity, and creating misfortune,—I—Yahweh, who doeth all these.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Forming light, and preparing darkness, Making peace, and preparing evil, I [am] Jehovah, doing all these things.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I forme the light, and create darkenesse: I make peace, and create euill: I the LORD do all these things.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I am he that prepared light, and formed darkness; who make peace, and create evil; I am the Lord God, that does all these things.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I Yahweh do all these [things].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I form 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the light, 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
and create 1254
{1254} Prime
בּרא
bara'
{baw-raw'}
A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
darkness: 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
I make 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
peace, 7965
{7965} Prime
שָׁלוֹם
shalowm
{shaw-lome'}
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
and create 1254
{1254} Prime
בּרא
bara'
{baw-raw'}
A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
evil: 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
these x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[things].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 45:7

_ _ form ... createyatzar, to give “form” to previously existing matter. Bara, to “create” from nothing the chaotic dark material.

_ _ light ... darkness — literally (Genesis 1:1-3), emblematical also, prosperity to Cyrus, calamity to Babylon and the nations to be vanquished [Grotius] ... Isaiah refers also to the Oriental belief in two coexistent, eternal principles, ever struggling with each other, light or good, and darkness or evil, Oromasden and Ahrimanen. God, here, in opposition, asserts His sovereignty over both [Vitringa].

_ _ create evil — not moral evil (James 1:13), but in contrast to “peace” in the parallel clause, war, disaster (compare Psalms 65:7; Amos 3:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 45:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 45:7

Light — All mens comforts and calamities come from thy hand.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 45:7

I form the (h) light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].

(h) I send peace and war, prosperity and adversity, as in (Amos 3:6).

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Genesis 1:3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. ... And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:17-18 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, ... And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.
Psalms 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psalms 104:20-23 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep [forth]. ... Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name:
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

create darkness:

Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt. ... They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Exodus 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness [to them], but it gave light by night [to these]: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, [and] make [it] gross darkness.
Ezekiel 32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, [even] to the years of many generations.
Amos 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what [is] his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, [is] his name.
Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

I make Peace:

Isaiah 10:5-6 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. ... I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Job 34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth [his] face, who then can behold him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Psalms 75:7 But God [is] the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 Consider the work of God: for who can make [that] straight, which he hath made crooked? ... In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
Jeremiah 18:7-10 [At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it]; ... If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
Jeremiah 51:20 Thou [art] my battle axe [and] weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
Ezekiel 14:15-21 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: ... For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]?
Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour [it], and [there be] none to quench [it] in Bethel.
Acts 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
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- Trolled (7/4/2014 1:38:51 PM)
God was never created, He created all things. The darkness and calamity happens as an unwanted consequence. God wishes that "none shall perish". Remember His Heart and Character when reading these types of passages. It always helps me.
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