God calleth Cyrus for his Church's sake.
Isaiah 45:1 Thus, saith Yahweh, to his Anointed, to CyrusWhose right hand I have firmly grasped, To subdue, before him, nations, And, the loins of kings, will I ungird,To open, before him, the two-leaved doors, And, the gates, shall not be shut: Isaiah 45:2 I, before thee, will go, And, the hills, will I levelThe doors of bronze, will I break in pieces, And, the bars of iron, will I cut asunder; Isaiah 45:3 Then will I give thee, The treasures of darkness, Even the hoards of hidden places,That thou mayest get to know, That, IYahweh, who am calling thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. Isaiah 45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, Even Israel my chosen, Therefore have I called unto thee by thy name, I give thee a title though thou hast not known me,
By his omnipotency he challengeth obedience.
Isaiah 45:5 I, am Yahweh, and there is none else, Besides me, there is no, God,I gird thee, though thou hast not known me: Isaiah 45:6 That men may get to know, From the rising of the sun, And from the west, That there is none besides me,I, am Yahweh, and there is none, else: Isaiah 45:7 Forming light, and creating darkness, Making prosperity, and creating misfortune,IYahweh, who doeth all these. Isaiah 45:8 Let the drops fall, ye heavens, from above, Yea, let, the skies, pour down righteousness,Let the earth open, and let them bear as their fruit-deliverance, And let, justice, spring forth therewith, IYahweh, have created it. Isaiah 45:9 Alas for him who contendeth with his Fashioner,A potsherd, [should contend] with the potsherds of the ground! Shall it be said by, the clay, unto him that is fashioning it, What wouldst thou make? Or thy work [say of thee], He hath no hands? Isaiah 45:10 Alas for one who saith to a father, What begettest thou? Or to a woman, What dost thou bring forth? Isaiah 45:11 Thus, saith Yahweh, The Holy One of Israel, And his Fashioner, As to things to come, they have asked me, Concerning my sons and concerning the work of my hands, they would command me! Isaiah 45:12 I, made the earth, And, man upon it, I created,Imine own hands, stretched out the heavens, And, all their host, I commanded: Isaiah 45:13 I, have roused him up in righteousness, And, all his roads, will I level,He, shall build my city, And, my captives, shall he let go, Not for price, nor for bribe, Saith Yahweh of hosts. Isaiah 45:14 Thus, saith YahwehThe produce of Egypt and the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of great stature, Unto thee, shall come over, And, thine, shall they become, After thee, shall they journey, In chains, shall they come over,And, unto thee, shall they bow down, Unto thee, shall they pray [saying],Surely, in thee, is a GOD, And there is none, elseno, God! Isaiah 45:15 Surely, thou, art a GOD utterly hiding thyself,O God of Israel, able to save! Isaiah 45:16 They have turned pale and, even been put to shame, all of them,Together, have they gone into disgrace, have the makers of images: Isaiah 45:17 Israel, hath been delivered by Yahweh, with an age-abiding deliverance,Ye shall neither turn pale nor he put to shame, unto the ages of futurity. Isaiah 45:18 For, Thus, saith Yahweh, Who created the heavens, God himself, Who fashioned the earthAnd made it, Himself, established it, . . . Not a waste, created he it, To be dwelt in, he fashioned it, . . . . I, am Yahweh, and there is none else: Isaiah 45:19 Not in secret, have I spoken, In a place of the earth that is dark,I have not said unto the seed of Jacob, In a waste, seek ye me,I, am Yahweh, Speaking the thing that is right, Declaring the things that are just.
He convinceth the idols of vanity by his saving power.
Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come, Draw near, together, ye escaped of the nations,They know not, Who carry the wood of their carved image, And pray unto a GOD who cannot save. Isaiah 45:21 Tell yeand bring near, Yea let them take counsel, together,Who, let this be known aforetime, In time past, declared it? Was it not, IYahweh? And there is none else that is God, besides me, A GOD, righteous and ready to save, There is none, besides, me! Isaiah 45:22 Turn unto meand be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth,For, I, am GOD, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:23 By myself, have I sworn, Gone forth out of my mouth, is righteousness as a decree, And shall not turn back,That, unto myself, Shall bow, every knee, Shall swear, every tongue: Isaiah 45:24 Only in Yahwehfor me, Hath one said, Is there righteousness and strength, Unto him, shall come and turn paleAll who have been incensed against him: Isaiah 45:25 In Yahweh, shall be justified and shall boast themselvesAll the seed of Israel.