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Isaiah 45:19

19  yI did not speak in secret,

in a land of darkness;

I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,

z‘Seek me in vain.’3

I the Lord speak athe truth;

I declare what is right.

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Isaiah 45:19 — The New International Version (NIV)

19 I have not spoken in secret,

from somewhere in a land of darkness;

I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,

‘Seek me in vain.’

I, the Lord, speak the truth;

I declare what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:

I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:

I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 45:19 — New Living Translation (NLT)

19 I publicly proclaim bold promises.

I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner.

I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me

if I could not be found.

I, the Lord, speak only what is true

and declare only what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

19 I have not spoken in secret,

In a dark place of the earth;

I did not say to the seed of Jacob,

‘Seek Me in vain’;

I, the Lord, speak righteousness,

I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 45:19 — New Century Version (NCV)

19 I did not speak in secret

or hide my words in some dark place.

I did not tell the family of Jacob

to look for me in empty places.

I am the Lord, and I speak the truth;

I say what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I, Jehovah, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 45:19 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I am Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

Isaiah 45:19 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

19 I haven’t spoken privately or in some dark corner of the world. 

I didn’t say to Jacob’s descendants, 

“Search for me in vain!” 

I, the Lord, speak what is fair and say what is right. 

Isaiah 45:19 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 I have not spoken in secret,

somewhere in a land of darkness.

I did not say to the descendants of Jacob:

Seek Me in a wasteland.

I, Yahweh, speak truthfully;

I say what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 I did not speak in secret,

in a land of darkness;

I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,

“Seek me in chaos.”

I the Lord speak the truth,

I declare what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

19 I have spoken not in secrecy, in a place, a land, of darkness,

I have not said to the descendants of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain!’

I, Yahweh, am speaking righteousness,

declaring uprightness.

Isaiah 45:19 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

19 I have not spoken in secret.

I have not spoken from a dark place.

I have not said to Jacob’s people,

‘It is useless to look for me.’

I am the Lord. I always speak the truth.

I always say what is right.

Isaiah 45:19 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

19 “I have not spoken in secret,

In some dark land;

I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,

Seek Me in a waste place’;

I, the Lord, speak righteousness,

Declaring things that are upright.


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