Thus says the LORD, 1your Redeemer, 2who formed you from the womb: 3"I am the LORD, who made all things, 4who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
who frustrates the signs of liars and makes fools of diviners, 5who turns wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,
266who confirms the word of his servant and fulfills the counsel of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, 'She shall be inhabited,' 7and of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be built, and I will raise up their ruins';
278who says to the deep, 'Be dry; I will dry up your rivers';
who says of 9Cyrus, 'He is 10my shepherd, and he shall fulfill all my purpose'; saying of Jerusalem, 'She shall be built,' 11and of the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid.'"