Thus saith the Lord to ahis anointed, to Cyrus,
cTo subdue nations before him;
And dI will loose the loins of kings,
To open before him the two leaved gates;
And the gates shall not be shut;
And emake the crooked places straight:
fI will break in pieces the gates of brass,
fAnd cut in sunder the bars of iron:
3 And I will give thee gthe treasures of darkness,
And hhidden riches of secret places,
There is no God beside me:
That pthere is none beside me.
pI am the Lord, and there is none else.
7 I form the light, and tcreate darkness:
I make peace, and ucreate evil:
I the Lord do all these things.
8 vDrop down, ye heavens, from above,
Let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation,
And let wrighteousness spring up together;
I the Lord have created it.
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth.
zShall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou?
Or thy work, He hath no hands?
Or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
And concerning cthe work of my hands command ye me.
12 dI have made the earth,
And ecreated man upon it:
I, even my hands, fhave stretched out the heavens,
And gall their host have I commanded.
13 hI have raised him up in righteousness,
And I will ||direct all his ways:
iHe shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives,
kNot for price nor reward,
Saith the Lord of hosts.
Or, strengthened. Ezek. 16:49.
Comp. Job 12:21 marg.
See ch. 40:4.
See ch. 29:23.
See ch. 44:5.
So Mal. 1:11.
So Ps. 104:20.
See Eccles. 6:10.
See ch. 41:23.
Comp. Jer. 31:9.
See ch. 29:23.
See Job 9:8.
So ch. 41:2.
Or, make straight. ver. 2.
See ch. 44:28.
So ch. 52:3.