Cyrus as God’s anointed

1 The LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom I have grasped by the strong hand, to conquer nations before him, disarming kings, and opening doors before him, so no gates will be shut:
2 I myself will go before you, and I will level mountains. I will shatter bronze doors; I will cut through iron bars.
3 I will give you hidden treasures of secret riches, so you will know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.
4 For the sake of my servant Jacob and Israel my chosen, I called you by name. I gave you an honored title, though you didn't know me.
5 I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides me there is no God. I strengthen you— though you don't know me—
6 so all will know, from the rising of the sun to its setting, that there is nothing apart from me. I am the LORD; there's no other.
7 I form light and create darkness, make prosperity and create doom; I am the LORD, who does all these things.
8 Pour down, you heavens above, and let the clouds flow with righteousness. Let the earth open for salvation to bear fruit; let righteousness sprout as well. I, the LORD, have created these things.