Isaiah 45:1-6 NIV

1 "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:

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2 I will go before you5 and will level6 the mountainsa; I will break down gates7 of bronze and cut through bars of iron.8

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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 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.12

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      4 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.

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      5 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,

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      6 so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting18 men may know19 there is none besides me.20 I am the LORD, and there is no other.

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