1Thussays the LORD to 1Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right2hand, To 3subduenationsbefore him And ato 4loose the loins of kings ; To opendoorsbefore him so that gates will not be shut :
"I will gobefore you and 5make the broughplacessmooth ; I will 6shatter the doors of bronze and cutthrough their iron7bars.
"I will give you the c8treasures of darkness And hiddenwealth of secretplaces, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who 9calls you by your name.
"For the sake of 10Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen one, I have also 11called you by your name ; I have given you a title of honor Though you have 12not known Me.
"I am the LORD, and 13there is noother ; 14Besides Me there is noGod. I will d15gird you, though you have not known Me;
That e16men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is 17noonebesides Me. I am the LORD, and there is noother,
The One 18forminglight and 19creatingdarkness, Causingfwell-being and 20creatingcalamity ; I am the LORD who doesallthese.
"21Dripdown, O heavens, from above, And let the cloudspourdownrighteousness ; Let the 22earthopen up and salvationbearfruit, 23And righteousnessspring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.
9"Woe to the one who 24quarrels with his gMaker - An earthenwarevesselhamong the vessels of earth ! Will the 25claysay to the ipotter, 'What are you doing ?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He hasnohands '?
10"Woe to him who says to a father, 'What are you begetting ?' Or to a woman, 'To what are you jgivingbirth ?' "
11Thussays the 26LORD, the HolyOne of Israel, and his k27Maker : "l28Ask Me about the things to comemconcerning My 29sons, And you shall commit to Me 30the work of My hands.
"It is I who 31made the earth, and createdman upon it. I 32stretched out the heavens with My hands And I nordained33all their host.
"I have aroused him in 34righteousness And I will 35makeall his wayssmooth ; He will 36build My city and will let My exilesgo37free, Without any payment or reward," says the LORD of hosts.
14Thussays the LORD, "The oproducts of 38Egypt and the merchandise of p39Cush And the Sabeans, men of stature, Will 40comeover to you and will be yours; They will walkbehind you, they will comeover in 41chains And will 42bowdown to you; They will makesupplication to you: 'qSurely, 43God is rwith you, and 44there is noneelse, NootherGod.' "
15Truly, You are a God who 45hides Himself, O God of Israel, 46Savior !
They will be 47put to shame and evenhumiliated, all of them; The 48manufacturers of idols will go away together in humiliation.
17Israel has been saved by the LORD With an 49everlastingsalvation ; You 50will not be put to shame or humiliated To alleternity.
For thussays the LORD, who 51created the heavens (He is the God who 52formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it sa 53wasteplace, but formed it to be 54inhabited ), "I am the LORD, and 55there is noneelse.
"56I have not spoken in secret, In tsomedarkland ; I did not say to the u57offspring of Jacob, '58Seek Me in va wasteplace '; I, the LORD, 59speakrighteousness, 60Declaringthings that are upright.
"61Gather yourselves and come ; Drawneartogether, you fugitives of the nations ; 62They havenoknowledge, Who 63carry about wtheir woodenidol And 64pray to a god who cannotsave.
"65Declare and setforth your case; Indeed, let them consulttogether. 66Who has announcedthis from of old ? Who has longsincedeclared it? Is it not I, the LORD ? And there is 67nootherGodbesides Me, A righteousGod and a 68Savior ; There is noneexcept Me.
"69Turn to Me and 70be saved, all the ends of the earth ; For I am God, and there is noother.
"71I have sworn by Myself, The 72word has goneforth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turnback, That to Me 73everyknee will bow, everytongue will 74swear allegiance.
"They will say of Me, 'Only75in the LORD are righteousness and strength.' Men will come to Him, And 76all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
"In the LORDall the offspring of Israel Will be 77justified and will 78glory."