Isa 45:1 "This is what the
LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take
hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their
armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be
Isa 45:2 I will go before you and will
level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches
stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am
the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Isa 45:4 For
the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen,
I summon you by name and bestow on you a title
of honor, though you do not acknowledge me.
Isa 45:5 I am
the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged
Isa 45:6 so
that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting
men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there
is no other.
Isa 45:7 I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these