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Isaiah 44:28–45:1

28  who says of mCyrus, ‘He is nmy shepherd,

and he shall fulfill all my purpose’;

saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,’

oand of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’ ”

Cyrus, God’s Instrument

45 Thus says the Lord to phis anointed, to Cyrus,

qwhose right hand I have grasped,

to subdue nations before him

and rto loose the belts of kings,

to open doors before him

that gates may not be closed:

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Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

28 who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd

and will accomplish all that I please;

he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,”

and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.” ’

“This is what the Lord says to his anointed,

to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of

to subdue nations before him

and to strip kings of their armor,

to open doors before him

so that gates will not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd,

And shall perform all my pleasure:

Even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;

And to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,

Whose right hand I have holden,

To subdue nations before him;

And I will loose the loins of kings,

To open before him the two leaved gates;

And the gates shall not be shut;

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28 When I say of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,’

he will certainly do as I say.

He will command, ‘Rebuild Jerusalem’;

he will say, ‘Restore the Temple.’ ”

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one,

whose right hand he will empower.

Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear.

Their fortress gates will be opened,

never to shut again.

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,

And he shall perform all My pleasure,

Saying to Jerusalem, “You shall be built,”

And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.” ’

“Thus says the Lord to His anointed,

To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—

To subdue nations before him

And loose the armor of kings,

To open before him the double doors,

So that the gates will not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 I say of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd

and will do all that I want him to do.

He will say to Jerusalem, “You will be built again!”

He will tell the Temple, “Your foundations will be rebuilt.” ’ ”

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his appointed king:

“I hold your right hand

and will help you defeat nations

and take away other kings’ power.

I will open doors for you

so city gates will not stop you.

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure, even saying of Jerusalem, She shall be built; and of the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, and I will loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

28 that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure; even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him—and I will loose the loins of kings; to open before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 He says about Cyrus, “He is my shepherd.

He will do everything I want him to do.”

He says about Jerusalem, “It will be rebuilt.”

He says about the temple, “Your foundation will be laid.”

This is what the Lord says about Cyrus, hisanointed one:

I have held him by his right hand

so he could conquer the nations ahead of him,

strip kings of their power,

and open doors ahead of him

so that the gates would not be shut.

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,

he will fulfill all My pleasure”

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

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

The Lord says this to Cyrus, His anointed,

whose right hand I have grasped

to subdue nations before him,

to disarm kings,

to open the doors before him

and the gates will not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 who says of Cyrus, “He is my shepherd,

and he shall carry out all my purpose”;

and who says of Jerusalem, “It shall be rebuilt,”

and of the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.”

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,

whose right hand I have grasped

to subdue nations before him

and strip kings of their robes,

to open doors before him—

and the gates shall not be closed:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28 who says of Cyrus, ‘My shepherd,’

and he shall carry out all my wishes;

and saying of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be rebuilt,’

and the temple, ‘It shall be founded.’ ”

Thus says Yahweh to his anointed one,

to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped

to subjugate nations before him,

and I uncover the loins of kings

to open doors before him,

and the gates shall not be shut:

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

28 I say about Cyrus,

‘He is my shepherd.

He will accomplish everything I want him to.

He will say about Jerusalem,

“Let it be rebuilt.”

And he will say about the temple,

“Let its foundations be laid.” ’

“Cyrus is my anointed king.

I take hold of his right hand.

I give him the power

to bring nations under his control.

I help him strip kings of their power

to go to war against him.

I break city gates open so he can go through them.

I say to him,

Isaiah 44:28–45:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd!

And he will perform all My desire.’

And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’

And of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’ ”

Thus says the Lord to Cyrus His anointed,

Whom I have taken by the right hand,

To subdue nations before him

And to loose the loins of kings;

To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: