Isaiah 45:18

For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
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Cyril of Alexandria

AD 444
For it says, “thus says the Lord” and not simply an earthly “lord,” for there are many in heaven and earth that ruin this name [the Lord] by overusing it. But he is the one who by nature and in truth is just—he is what he is said to be and derives no false glory from what he has ordained.… For if he who made heaven and earth did not make it in vain but to be inhabited, … then who else other than him can be considered God? - "Commentary on Isaiah–19"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
In vain. Hebrew, "to be a chaos "Genesis viii. 2.

Methodius of Olympus

AD 311
For in reality God did not establish the universe in vain or to no purpose but destruction, as those weak-minded people say, but to exist and be inhabited and continue. Therefore the earth and the heaven must exist again after the conflagration and shaking of all things. - "On the Resurrection 1.8"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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