Isaiah 44:28–45:3

28 who says to Cyrus,o “My shepherd,

he will fulfill all my pleasure”p

and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”q

and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.”

45 The Lord says this to Cyrus, his anointed,r

whose right hand I have graspeds

to subdue nations before him

and disarmA kings,a

to open doors before him,

and even city gates will not be shut:

“I will go before you

and level the uneven places;B,b

I will shatter the bronze doors

and cut the iron bars in two.c

I will give you the treasures of darkness

and riches from secret places,d

so that you may know that I am the Lord.

I am the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.e

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