Isaiah 45:1-5

Cyrus, God’s Instrument

1 Thus says the  Lord to a  his anointed, to Cyrus,
b  whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and c  to loose the belts of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
2I will go before you
and d  level the exalted places
Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint  level the mountains

f  I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
3 g  I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the  Lord,
the God of Israel h  who call you by your name.
4For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
i  I call you by your name,
j  I name you, though you do not know me.
5 k  I am the  Lord, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
l  I equip you, though you do not know me,
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