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Isaiah 45:1–3

Thus saith the Lord to ahis anointed, to Cyrus,

Whose bright hand I ||have holden,

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;

I will go before thee,

And emake the crooked places straight:

fI will break in pieces the gates of brass,

fAnd cut in sunder the bars of iron:

And I will give thee gthe treasures of darkness,

And hhidden riches of secret places,

That thou mayest know that I, the Lord, iwhich call thee kby thy name, am lthe God of Israel.

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Isaiah 45:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

“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:

I will go before you

and will level the mountains;

I will break down gates of bronze

and cut through bars of iron.

I will give you hidden treasures,

riches stored in secret places,

so that you may know that I am the Lord,

the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,

whose right hand I have grasped,

to subdue nations before him

and to loose the belts of kings,

to open doors before him

that gates may not be closed:

“I will go before you

and level the exalted places,

I will break in pieces the doors of bronze

and cut through the bars of iron,

I will give you the treasures of darkness

and the hoards in secret places,

that you may know that it is I, the Lord,

the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.

This is what the Lord says:

“I will go before you, Cyrus,

and level the mountains.

I will smash down gates of bronze

and cut through bars of iron.

And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—

secret riches.

I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord,

the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“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:

‘I will go before you

And make the crooked places straight;

I will break in pieces the gates of bronze

And cut the bars of iron.

I will give you the treasures of darkness

And hidden riches of secret places,

That you may know that I, the Lord,

Who call you by your name,

Am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

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.

I will go before you

and make the mountains flat.

I will break down the bronze gates of the cities

and cut through their iron bars.

I will give you the wealth that is stored away

and the hidden riches

so you will know I am the Lord,

the God of Israel, who calls you by name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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: I will go before thee, and make the rough places smooth; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron; and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that it is I, Jehovah, who call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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: I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron; and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places; that thou mayest know that I, Jehovah, who call thee by name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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. 

I will go ahead of you, Cyrus, and smooth out the rough places. 

I will break down the bronze doors and cut through the iron bars. 

I will give you treasures from dark places and hidden stockpiles. 

Then you will know that I, the Lord God of Israel, 

have called you by name. 

Isaiah 45:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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:

“I will go before you

and level the uneven places;

I will shatter the bronze doors

and cut the iron bars in two.

I will give you the treasures of darkness

and riches from secret places,

so that you may know that I, Yahweh,

the God of Israel call you by your name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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:

I will go before you

and level the mountains,

I will break in pieces the doors of bronze

and cut through the bars of iron,

I will give you the treasures of darkness

and riches hidden in secret places,

so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,

the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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:

“I myself will go before you,

and I will level the mountains.

I will break the doors of bronze

and cut through the bars of iron.

And I will give you the treasures of darkness

and treasures of secret places

so that you may know that I am Yahweh,

the one who calls you by your name, the God of Israel,

Isaiah 45:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“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,

‘I will march out ahead of you.

I will make the mountains level.

I will break down bronze gates.

I will cut through their heavy iron bars.

I will give you treasures that are hidden away in dark places.

I will give you riches that are stored up in secret places.

Then you will know that I am the Lord.

I am the God of Israel.

I am sending for you by name.

Isaiah 45:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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:

“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth;

I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness

And hidden wealth of secret places,

So that you may know that it is I,

The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.


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