45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right
hand I have held to subdue nations before him; and I will loose
the loins of kings, to open before him the two-leaved gates,
and the gates shall not be shut;
45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places
straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut
asunder the bars of iron:
45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the
LORD, who call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.
45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have
even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou
hast not known me:
45:5 I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else, [there is] no
God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the
west, that [there is] none besides me. I [am] the LORD, and
[there is] none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour
down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring
forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I
the LORD have created it.
45:9 Woe to him that contendeth with his Maker! [Let] the
potsherd [contend] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the
clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy
work, He hath no hands?
45:10 Woe to him that saith to [his] father, What begettest
thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his
Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and
concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even]
my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host
have I commanded.
45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct
all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my
captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
45:14 Thus saith the LORD, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise
of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to
thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in
chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down to thee,
they shall make supplication to thee, [saying], Surely God [is]
in thee; and [there is] none else, [there is] no God.
45:15 Verily thou [art] a God that hidest thyself, O God of
Israel, the Savior.
45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them:
they shall go to confusion together [that are] makers of idols.
45:17 [But] Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an
everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded
world without end.
45:18 For 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 in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
[am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.
45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I have not said to the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the
LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye [that
have] escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set
up the wood of their graven image, and pray to a god [that]
45:21 Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yes, let them take counsel
together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath
told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is]
no God else besides me; a just God and a Savior; [there is]
none besides me.
45:22 Look to me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:
for I [am] God, and [there is] none else.
45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth
[in] righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee
shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
45:24 Surely, shall [one] say, in the LORD have I righteousness
and strength: [even] to him shall [men] come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.
45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and