Isaiah 41:1-6 GNT

1 God says, "Be silent and listen to me, you distant lands! Get ready to present your case in court; you will have your chance to speak. Let us come together to decide who is right.
2 "Who was it that brought the conqueror from the east a and makes him triumphant wherever he goes? Who gives him victory over kings and nations? His sword strikes them down as if they were dust. His arrows scatter them like straw before the wind.

References for Isaiah 41:2

    • ¡ 41:2 - the conqueror from the east: [Cyrus, the emperor of Persia (see 45.1).]
      3 He follows in pursuit and marches safely on, so fast that he hardly touches the ground!
      4 Who was it that made this happen? Who has determined the course of history? I, the Lord, was there at the beginning, and I, the Lord, will be there at the end.
      5 "The people of distant lands have seen what I have done; they are frightened and tremble with fear. So they all assemble and come.
      6 The skilled workers help and encourage each other.