Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
This is another one of those confusing verses. It goes along with the “God sends evil spirits” verse quoted previously. We are taught that God is good and Satan is evil. To read Scriptures stating that God authored evil and participates in the propagation of evil does not make sense.
I should note that later translations do temper this verse but the hebrew word here is “ra” which is normally translated as evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity, wicked (ethically), and unkind (vicious in disposition).