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Isaiah 45 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 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 shut:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:2 - I will go before you and will level the mountains[fn]; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:3 - I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 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 me,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:6 - so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 - I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 - “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:10 - Woe to the one who says to a father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to a mother, ‘What have you brought to birth?’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:11 - “This is what the LORD says— the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:12 - It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:13 - I will raise up Cyrus[fn] in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:14 - This is what the LORD says: “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,[fn] and those tall Sabeans— they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:15 - Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:16 - All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced; they will go off into disgrace together.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:17 - But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 - For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:19 - I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:20 - “Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations. Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:21 - Declare what is to be, present it— let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:22 - “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:23 - By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:24 - They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone are deliverance and strength.’ ” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:25 - But all the descendants of Israel will find deliverance in the LORD and will make their boast in him.
NIV Footnotes
Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
Hebrew him
That is, the upper Nile region

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