Isaiah 41:25

Overview - Isaiah 41
God expostulates with his people, about his mercies to the church;
10 about his promises;
21 and about the vanity of idols.
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Isaiah 41:25  (King James Version)
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.

I have
Jehovah here, by the mouth of the prophet, predicts the victories of Cyrus over the Chaldeans and their allies, at least 150 years before the event, as one instance of his foreknowledge and invincible power. Media lay north of Babylon, and Persia eastward; and Cyrus commanded the forces of both these nations; and, by his wonderful success, he trampled down mighty monarchs as mortar, and as the potter treads the clay.

21:2 44:28 Isaiah 45:1-6 Isaiah 45:13 Isaiah 46:10 Isaiah 46:11 Jeremiah 51:27-29

shall he call
Ezra 1:2 Ezra 1:3

come upon
2 ; 10:6 2 Samuel 22:43 ; Micah 7:10 ; Zechariah 10:5