Isaiah 45:1-3

Cyrus, God’s Instrument

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

fI will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
3 gI 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 hwho call you by your name.
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