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45 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.
Shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine:
They shall come after thee; pin chains they shall come over,
And qthey shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
rSurely God is in thee;
And sthere is none else, there is no God.
15 Verily thou art a God tthat hidest thyself,
O God of Israel, the Saviour.
16 uThey shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them:
They shall go to confusion together that are makers of vidols.
18 xFor thus saith the Lord that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it,
He created it not yin vain, he formed it to be inhabited:
I sam the Lord; and there is none else.
19 zI have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me yin vain:
Draw near together, cye that are escaped of the nations:
And fpray unto a god that cannot save.
21 gTell ye, and bring them near;
Yea, let them take counsel together:
Have not I the Lord? and ithere is no God else beside me;
For iI am God, and there is none else.
The word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
pEvery tongue shall swear.
Even to him shall men come;
And rall that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
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