45 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;
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,
That thou mayest know that I, the Lord, iwhich call thee kby thy name, am lthe God of Israel.
4 For mJacob my servant’s sake, and mIsrael mine elect,
I have even icalled thee kby thy name:
I have nsurnamed thee, though thou hast onot known me.
5 pI am the Lord, and pthere is none else,
There is no God beside me:
qI girded thee, othough thou hast not known me:
6 rThat they may know sfrom the rising of the sun, and from the west,
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,
And vlet the skies pour down wrighteousness:
Let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation,
And let wrighteousness spring up together;
I the Lord have created it.
9 xWoe unto him that ystriveth with zhis Maker!
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?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou?
Or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of athings to come concerning bmy sons,
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.
lThe labour of Egypt, and merchandise of mEthiopia
And of the nSabeans, omen of stature,
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.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation:
vvYe shall not be ashamed nor confounded wworld without end.
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:
aI the Lord speak righteousness, I declare bthings that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come;
Draw near together, cye that are escaped of the nations:
dThey have no knowledge ethat set up the wood of their graven image,
And fpray unto a god that cannot save.
21 gTell ye, and bring them near;
Yea, let them take counsel together:
gWho hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it hfrom that time?
Have not I the Lord? and ithere is no God else beside me;
A just God and ka Saviour; kthere is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and lbe ye saved, lall the ends of the earth:
For iI am God, and there is none else.
The word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
mThat unto me oevery knee shall bow,
pEvery tongue shall swear.
24 ||Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I q†righteousness and strength:
Even to him shall men come;
And rall that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25 qIn the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and sshall glory.
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