45:1 Thus saith the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, and to loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and that the gates may not be shut:
45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder 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 am the Lord, who call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.
45:4 For the sake of Jacob My servant, and Israel Mine elect, I have 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, beside Me there is no God; I have 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 beside 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 am the Lord, that doeth all these things.
45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, that they may bring forth salvation, and let her cause righteousness to spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker, as a potsherd with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashioned it: 'What makest thou?' Or: 'Thy work, it hath no hands'?
45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father. 'Wherefore begettest thou?' Or to a woman: 'Wherefore travailest thou?'
45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask Me of the things that are to come; concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands, command ye Me.
45:12 I, even 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 roused him up in victory, and I make level all his ways; he shall build My city, and he shall let Mine exiles go free, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.
45:14 Thus saith the Lord: the labour of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine; they shall go after thee, in chains they shall come over; and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee: Surely God is in thee, and there is none else, there is no other God.
45:15 Verily Thou art a God that hidest Thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
45:16 They shall be ashamed, yea, confounded, all of them; they shall go in confusion together that are makers of idols.
45:17 O Israel, that art saved by 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, He is God; that formed the earth and made it, He established it, He created it not a waste, 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 place of the land of darkness; I said not unto 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 are escaped of the nations; they have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
45:21 Declare ye, and bring them near, yea, let them take counsel together: Who hath announced this from ancient time, and declared it of old? Have not I the Lord? And there is no God else beside Me, a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside Me.
45:22 Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.
45:23 By Myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from My mouth in righteousness, and shall not come back, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
45:24 Only in the Lord, shall one say of Me, is victory and strength; even to Him shall men come in confusion, all they that were incensed against Him.
45:25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.