45 1Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I
have holden, to subdue nations before him, and I will loose the loins of
kings; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:
will go before thee, and make the rough places smooth; I will break in pieces
the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron;
3and I will give
thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou
mayest know that it is I, Jehovah, who call thee by thy name, even the God of
4For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called
thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird
thee, though thou hast not known me;
6that they may 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.
7I form the light, and create darkness; I make
peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.
8Distil, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation, and let
it cause righteousness to spring up together; I, Jehovah, have created it.
9Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! a potsherd among the
potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What
makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10Woe unto him that saith
unto a father, What begettest thou? or to a woman, With what travailest thou?
11Thus saith Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask me of
the things that are to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of
my hands, command ye me.
12I have made the earth, and created man upon
it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and all their host have
13I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will make
straight all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my exiles go
free, not for price nor reward, saith Jehovah of hosts.
Jehovah, The labor of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and the
Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine:
they shall go after thee, in chains they shall come over; and they shall fall
down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
shall be put to shame, yea, confounded, all of them; they shall go into
confusion together that are makers of idols.
17But Israel shall
be saved by Jehovah with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be put to
shame nor confounded world without end.
18For thus saith Jehovah that
created the heavens, the God that formed the earth and made it, that
established it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be inhabited: I
am Jehovah; and there is none else.
19I have not spoken in secret, in a
place of the land of darkness; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me
in vain: I, Jehovah, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped
of the nations: they have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven
image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
21Declare ye, and bring
it forth; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath showed this
from ancient time? who hath declared it of old? have not I, Jehovah? and
there is no God else besides me, a just God and a Saviour; there is none
22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is none else.
23By myself have I sworn, the word
is gone forth from my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Jehovah, it is said of me, is righteousness and strength; even to him shall
men come; and all they that were incensed against him shall be put to shame.
25In Jehovah shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall