18 For this is what the Lord says, He who (A)created the heavens (He is the God who (B)formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it [a]as a (C)waste place, but formed it to be (D)inhabited):

“I am the Lord, and (E)there is no one else.
19 (F)I have not spoken in secret,
In [b]some dark land;
I did not say to the [c](G)offspring of Jacob,
(H)Seek Me in [d]a wasteland’;
I, the Lord, (I)speak righteousness,
(J)Declaring things that are right.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:18 LXX in vain
  2. Isaiah 45:19 Lit a place of a land of darkness
  3. Isaiah 45:19 Lit seed
  4. Isaiah 45:19 Or vain