Isaiah 45:2-12 NIV

2 I will go before you1 and will level2 the mountainsa; I will break down gates3 of bronze and cut through bars of iron.4

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    • a 45:2 - Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
      3 I will give you the treasures5 of darkness, riches stored in secret places,6 so that you may know7 that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.8

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      4 For the sake of Jacob my servant,9 of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge10 me.

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      5 I am the LORD, and there is no other;11 apart from me there is no God.12 I will strengthen you,13 though you have not acknowledged me,

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      6 so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting14 men may know15 there is none besides me.16 I am the LORD, and there is no other.

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      7 I form the light and create darkness,17 I bring prosperity and create disaster;18 I, the LORD, do all these things.

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      8 "You heavens above, rain19 down righteousness;20 let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation21 spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

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      9 "Woe to him who quarrels22 with his Maker,23 to him who is but a potsherd24 among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter,25 'What are you making?'26 Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?27

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      10 Woe to him who says to his father, 'What have you begotten?' or to his mother, 'What have you brought to birth?'
      11 "This is what the LORD says-- the Holy One28 of Israel, and its Maker:29 Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands?30

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      12 It is I who made the earth31 and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens;32 I marshaled their starry hosts.33

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