Bible: Isa 45:5-9

45:5 I am the Lord, I have no peer, 1 

there is no God but me.

I arm you for battle, 2  even though you do not recognize 3  me.

45:6 I do this 4  so people 5  will recognize from east to west

that there is no God but me;

I am the Lord, I have no peer.

45:7 I am 6  the one who forms light

and creates darkness; 7 

the one who brings about peace

and creates calamity. 8 

I am the Lord, who accomplishes all these things.

45:8 O sky, rain down from above!

Let the clouds send down showers 9  of deliverance!

Let the earth absorb it 10  so salvation may grow, 11 

and deliverance may sprout up 12  along with it.

I, the Lord, create it. 13 

The Lord Gives a Warning

45:9 One who argues with his creator is in grave danger, 14 

one who is like a mere 15  shard among the other shards on the ground!

The clay should not say to the potter, 16 

“What in the world 17  are you doing?

Your work lacks skill! 18 

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