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Isaiah 45

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IS 45:1 Thus said Jehovah, To His anointed, to Cyrus, Whose right hand I have laid hold on, To subdue nations before him, Yea, loins of kings I loose, To open before him two-leaved doors, Yea, gates are not shut:

IS 45:2 `I go before thee, and crooked places make straight, Two-leaved doors of brass I shiver, And bars of iron I cut asunder,

IS 45:3 And have given to thee treasures of darkness, Even treasures of secret places, So that thou knowest that I, Jehovah, Who am calling on thy name -- `am' the God of Israel.

IS 45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, And of Israel My chosen, I call also thee by thy name, I surname thee, And thou hast not known Me.

IS 45:5 I `am' Jehovah, and there is none else, Except Me there is no God, I gird thee, and thou hast not known Me.

IS 45:6 So that they know from the rising of the sun, And from the west, that there is none besides Me, I `am' Jehovah, and there is none else,

IS 45:7 Forming light, and preparing darkness, Making peace, and preparing evil, I `am' Jehovah, doing all these things.'

IS 45:8 Drop, ye heavens, from above, And clouds do cause righteousness to flow, Earth openeth, and they are fruitful, Salvation and righteousness spring up together, I, Jehovah, have prepared it.

IS 45:9 Wo `to' him who is striving with his Former, (A potsherd with potsherds of the ground!) Doth clay say to its Framer, `What dost thou?' And thy work, `He hath no hands?'

IS 45:10 Wo `to' him who is saying to a father, `What dost thou beget?' Or to a wife, `What dost thou bring forth?

IS 45:11 Thus said Jehovah, The Holy One of Israel, and his Former: Ask Me of the things coming concerning My sons, Yea, concerning the work of My hands, ye command Me.'

IS 45:12 I made earth, and man on it prepared, I -- My hands stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.

IS 45:13 I have stirred him up in righteousness, And all his ways I make straight, He doth build My city, and My captivity doth send out, Not for price, nor for bribe, said Jehovah of Hosts.

IS 45:14 Thus said Jehovah, `The labour of Egypt, And the merchandise of Cush, And of the Sebaim -- men of measure, Unto thee pass over, and thine they are, After thee they go, in fetters they pass over, And unto thee they bow themselves, Unto thee they pray: Only in thee `is' God, And there is none else, no `other' God.

IS 45:15 Surely Thou `art' a God hiding Thyself, God of Israel -- Saviour!

IS 45:16 They have been ashamed, And they have even blushed -- all of them, Together gone in confusion have those carving images.

IS 45:17 Israel hath been saved in Jehovah, A salvation age-during! Ye are not ashamed nor confounded Unto the ages of eternity!

IS 45:18 For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: `I `am' Jehovah, and there is none else.

IS 45:19 Not in secret have I spoken, in a dark place of the earth, I have not said to the seed of Jacob, In vain seek ye Me, I `am' Jehovah, speaking righteousness, Declaring uprightness.

IS 45:20 Be gathered, and come in, Come nigh together, ye escaped of the nations, They have not known, Who are lifting up the wood of their graven image, And praying unto a god `that' saveth not.

IS 45:21 Declare ye, and bring near, Yea, they take counsel together, Who hath proclaimed this from of old? From that time hath declared it? Is it not I -- Jehovah? And there is no other god besides Me, A God righteous and saving, there is none save Me.

IS 45:22 Turn to Me, and be saved, all ends of the earth, For I `am' God, and there is none else.

IS 45:23 By Myself I have sworn, Gone out from my mouth in righteousness hath a word, And it turneth not back, That to Me, bow doth every knee, every tongue swear.

IS 45:24 Only in Jehovah, said hath one, Have I righteousness and strength, Unto Him he cometh in, And ashamed are all those displeased with Him.

IS 45:25 In Jehovah are all the seed of Israel justified, And they boast themselves.'