Isaiah 45:2
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New International Version
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: "I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.

English Standard Version
“I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,

New American Standard Bible
"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

King James Bible
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

International Standard Version
"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

NET Bible
"I will go before you and level mountains. Bronze doors I will shatter and iron bars I will hack through.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will go ahead of you, Cyrus, and smooth out the rough places. I will break down the bronze doors and cut through the iron bars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will go before thee, And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, And cut in sunder the bars of iron;

New American Standard 1977
“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth;
            I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through their iron bars.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

King James 2000 Bible
I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron:

American King James Version
I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

American Standard Version
I 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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will go before thee, and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst the bars of iron.

Darby Bible Translation
I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

English Revised Version
I will go before thee, and make the rugged places plain: I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Webster's Bible Translation
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut asunder the bars of iron:

World English Bible
"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Young's Literal Translation
'I go before thee, and crooked places make straight, Two-leaved doors of brass I shiver, And bars of iron I cut asunder,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
45:1-4 Cyrus is called God's anointed; he was designed and qualified for his great service by the counsel of God. The gates of Babylon which led to the river, were left open the night that Cyrus marched his army into the empty channel. The Lord went before him, giving entrance to the cities he besieged. He gave him also treasures, which had been hidden in secret places. The true God was to Cyrus an unknown God; yet God foreknew him; he called him by his name. The exact fulfilment of this must have shown Cyrus that Jehovah was the only true God, and that it was for the sake of Israel that he was prospered. In all the changes of states and kingdoms, God works out the good of his church.
Study Bible
God Calls Cyrus
1Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: 2"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars. 3"I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.…
Cross References
Psalm 107:16
For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 14:31
"Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks.

Isaiah 24:12
Desolation is left in the city And the gate is battered to ruins.

Isaiah 40:4
"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

Isaiah 45:13
"I have aroused him in righteousness And I will make all his ways smooth; He will build My city and will let My exiles go free, Without any payment or reward," says the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 48:15
"I, even I, have spoken; indeed I have called him, I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful.

Jeremiah 28:13
"Go and speak to Hananiah, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have made instead of them yokes of iron."

Jeremiah 51:30
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They stay in the strongholds; Their strength is exhausted, They are becoming like women; Their dwelling places are set on fire, The bars of her gates are broken.

Jeremiah 51:58
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "The broad wall of Babylon will be completely razed And her high gates will be set on fire; So the peoples will toil for nothing, And the nations become exhausted only for fire."

Daniel 5:28
"'PERES '-- your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."
Treasury of Scripture

I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

go before

Isaiah 13:4-17 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; …

make

Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall …

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead …

Acts 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the middle of the disciples, and said…

Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be …

break

Psalm 107:16 For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

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