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1 Thus says the Lord to aCyrus His anointed,
Whom I have taken by the right bhand,
To csubdue nations before him
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
And hidden wealth of secret places,
So that you may know that it is I,
The Lord, the God of Israel, who bcalls you by your name.
4 “For the sake of aJacob My servant,
And Israel My chosen one,
I have also bcalled you by your name;
I have given you a title of honor
Though you have cnot known Me.
5 “I am the Lord, and athere is no other;
bBesides Me there is no God.
That there is bno one besides Me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other,
I am the Lord who does all these.
8 “aDrip down, O heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down righteousness;
Let the bearth open up and salvation bear fruit,
cAnd righteousness spring up with it.
I, the Lord, have created it.
An earthenware vessel 2among the vessels of earth!
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?
Or to a woman, ‘To what are you 1giving birth?’ ”
And you shall commit to Me ethe work of My hands.
12 “It is I who amade the earth, and created man upon it.
I bstretched out the heavens with My hands
13 “I have aroused him in arighteousness
And I will bmake all his ways smooth;
Without any payment or reward,” says the Lord of hosts.
And the Sabeans, men of stature,
Will ccome over to you and will be yours;
They will walk behind you, they will come over in dchains
And will ebow down to you;
They will make supplication to you:
No other God.’ ”
15 Truly, You are a God who ahides Himself,
O God of Israel, bSavior!
16 They will be aput to shame and even humiliated, all of them;
The bmanufacturers of idols will go away together in humiliation.
With an aeverlasting salvation;
You bwill not be put to shame or humiliated
To all eternity.
“I am the Lord, and ethere is none else.
19 “aI have not spoken in secret,
In 1some dark land;
I, the Lord, dspeak righteousness,
eDeclaring things that are upright.
20 “aGather yourselves and come;
Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;
bThey have no knowledge,
And dpray to a god who cannot save.
21 “aDeclare and set forth your case;
Indeed, let them consult together.
bWho has announced this from of old?
Who has long since declared it?
Is it not I, the Lord?
And there is cno other God besides Me,
A righteous God and a dSavior;
There is none except Me.
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 “aI have sworn by Myself,
The bword has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
And will not turn back,
24 “They will say of Me, ‘Only ain the Lord are righteousness and strength.’
Men will come to Him,
And ball who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
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