1 Thus says the
LORD to His anointed,
To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held--
To subdue nations before him
And loose the armori of kings,
To open before him the double doors,ii
So that the gates will not be shut:
2 'I will go before you
And make the crooked placesiii straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronzeiv
And cut the bars of iron.
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.
4 For Jacob My servant's sake,
And Israel My elect,
I have even called you by your name;
I have namedv you, through you have not known Me.
5 I am the
LORD, and there is no other;
There is no God besides Me.
I will girdvi you, though you have not known me,
6 That they may known from the rising of the sun to its settingvii
That there is none besides Me.
I am the
LORD, and there is no other;
7 I form the light and create darkness,
I make peace and create calamity;iix
LORD, do all these things.'
8 "Rain down,ix you heavens, from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
LORD, have created it.
9 "Woe to him who strives with his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth!
Shall the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?'
Or shall your handiwork say, 'He has no hands'?
10 Woe to him who says to his father, 'What are you begetting?'
Or to the woman, 'What have you brought forth?' "
11 Thus says the
The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:
"Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons;
And concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.
12 I have made the earth.
And created man on it.
I--My hands--stretched out the heavens,
And all their host I have commanded.
13 I have raised him up in righteousness,
And I will direct all his ways;
He shall build My city
And let My exiles go free,
Not for price nor reward,"
LORD of hosts.
14 Thus says the
"The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cushx
And of the Sabeans, men of stature,
Shall come over to you, and they shall be yours;
They shall walk behind you,
They shall come over in chains;
And they shall bow down to you.
They will make supplication to you, saying, 'Surely God is in you,
And there is no other God.' "xi
15 Truly You are God, who hide Yourself,
O God of Israel, the Savior!
16 They shall be ashamed
And also disgraced,xii all of them;
They shall go in confusion together,
Who are makers of idols.
17 But Israel shall be saved by thexiii
With an everlasting salvation;
You shall not be ashamed or disgraced
Forever and ever.xiv
18 For thus says the
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
"I am the
LORD, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
'Seek Me in vain';
LORD, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
20 "Assemble yourselves and come;
Draw near together,
You who have escaped from the nations.
They have no knowledge,
Who carryxv the wood of their carvedxvi image,
And pray to a god that cannot save.
21 Tell and bring forth your case;xvii
Yes, let them take counsel together.
Who has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the
And there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Savior;
There is none besides Me.
22"Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 I have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me every knee shall bow,
Every tongue shall take an oath.iixx
24 He shall say,ixx
'Surely in the
LORD I have righteousness and strength.
To Him men shall come,
And all shall be ashamed
Who are incensed against Him.
25 In the
LORD all the descendants of Israel
Shall be justified, and shall glory.' "
i. KJV reads loose the loins.
ii. KJV reads two leaved gates.
iii. Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint read mountains; Targum reads I will trample down the walls; Vulgate reads I will humble the great ones of the earth.
iv. KJV reads gates of brass.
v. KJV reads I have surnamed.
vi. KJV reads I girded.
vii. KJV reads and from the west.
ix. KJV reads drop down.
x. KJV reads Ethiopia.
xi. KJV reads and there is none else, there is no God.
xii. KJV reads confounded.
xiii. KJV reads saved in the.
xiv. KJV reads nor confounded world without end.
xv. KJV reads set up.
xvi. KJV reads graven.
xvii. KJV reads bring them near.
iixx. KJV reads every tongue shall swear.
ixx. KJV reads surely, shall one say.
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