Bible: Isa. 44:28-45:5
to carry out all my wishes 3
and to decree concerning Jerusalem, ‘She will be rebuilt,’
and concerning the temple, ‘It will be reconstructed.’” 4
45:1 This is what the
to Cyrus, whose right hand I hold 6
in order to subdue nations before him,
and disarm kings, 7
to open doors before him,
so gates remain unclosed:
45:2 “I will go before you
and level mountains. 8
Bronze doors I will shatter
and iron bars 9 I will hack through.
45:3 I will give you hidden treasures, 10
riches stashed away in secret places,
so you may recognize that I am the
the one who calls you by name, the God of Israel.
45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob,
Israel, my chosen one,
I call you by name
and give you a title of respect, even though you do not recognize 11 me.
45:5 I am the
there is no God but me.