"This is what the LORD says to his anointed,1 to Cyrus,2 whose right hand I take hold3 of to subdue nations4 before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
I will go before you5 and will level6 the mountainsa; I will break down gates7 of bronze and cut through bars of iron.83
I will give you the treasures9 of darkness, riches stored in secret places,10 so that you may know11 that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.124
For the sake of Jacob my servant,13 of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge14 me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other;15 apart from me there is no God.16 I will strengthen you,17 though you have not acknowledged me,