Isaiah 45

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Thus saith the LORD to his Messiah, to Cyrus, whom I have taken by his right hand to subdue Gentiles before him and to loose the loins of kings. To open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut: 2I 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: 3And I will give thee the hidden treasures and the well-guarded secrets that thou may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who gives thee thy name. 4For Jacob my slave’s sake and Israel my elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

5I am the LORD, and there is no one else; there is no God beside me; I shall gird thee, though thou hast not known me 6that it may be known from the rising of the sun and from where it goes down that there is no one beside me. I am the LORD, and there is no one else. 7I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil: I am the LORD that does all this. 8Release, ye heavens, from above, and the clouds shall pour down righteous ness; let the earth open up, and let salvation and righteousness bear their fruit; let them produce fruit together; I the LORD have created it. 9Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What doth thou make; thy work has no form? 10Woe unto him that says unto his father, Why dost thou beget? or to the woman, Why hast thou brought forth?

11Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come; inquire of me concerning my sons and concerning the work of my hands. 12I have made the earth, and created man upon it, I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens and I have commanded all their host. 13I have awakened him in righteous ness, and I will make straight all his ways; he shall build my city, and he shall loose my captives, not for price nor for bribes, saith the LORD of the hosts. 14Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come 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 no one else; there is none other beside God. 15Verily thou art God, that thou might hide thyself; God of Israel, who saves. 16They shall be ashamed and also confounded, all of them; all the makers of idols shall go forth ashamed. 17Israel is saved in the LORD, eternal salvation; ye shall never be ashamed nor confounded through all ages. 18For thus has the LORD said that creates the heavens; God himself that forms the earth, he who made it and established it. He did not create it in vain; he created it to be inhabited; I am the LORD; and there is no one else. 19I have not spoken in secret in a dark place of the earth. Not without substance did I say unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me; I am the LORD who speaks righteousness, who declares things that are right.

20Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, all ye that are escaped of the Gentiles. They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image and pray unto the god that does not save. 21Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together; who caused this to be heard from the beginning and has declared it from that time, except me, the LORD? and there is no God beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is no one besides me. 22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no one else. 23I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow; every tongue shall swear. 24And unto me he shall say, Surely in the LORD is the righteousness and the strength; until he shall come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 25In the LORD shall all the generation of Israel be justified and shall glory.