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1 Thus saith YHWH to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, and to loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and that the gates may not be shut
1 Thus saith the Lord God to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, that nations might be obedient before him; and I will break through the strength of kings; I will open doors before him, and cities shall not be closed.
1 Thus says the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I hold, so that I may subjugate the nations before his face, and I may turn the backs of kings, and I may open the doors before him, and so that the gates will not be shut.
2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron;
2 I will go before thee, and will level mountains: I will break to pieces brazen doors, and burst iron bars.
2 I will go before you. And I will humble the glorious ones of the earth. I will shatter the gates of brass, and I will break apart the bars of iron.
3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I am YHWH, who call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.
3 And I will give you hidden treasures and the knowledge of secret things, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls your name.
4 For the sake of Jacob My servant, and Israel Mine elect, I have called thee by thy name, I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me.
5 I am YHWH, and there is none else, beside Me there is no God; I have girded thee, though thou hast not known Me;
5 For I am the Lord God, and there is no other God beside me; I strengthened thee, and thou hast not known me.
5 I am the Lord, and there is no one else. There is no god beside me. I girded you, and you have not known me.
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me; I am YHWH; and there is none else;
6 That they that come from the east and they that come from the west may know that there is no God but me. I am the Lord God, and there is none beside.
6 So may those who are from the rising of the sun, and those who are from its setting, know that there is no one beside me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am YHWH, that doeth all these things.
7 I am he that prepared light, and formed darkness; who make peace, and create evil; I am the Lord God, that does all these things.
7 I form light and create darkness; I make peace and create hardship; I the LORD do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, that they may bring forth salvation, and let her cause righteousness to spring up together; I YHWH have created it.
8 Let the heaven rejoice from above, and let the clouds rain righteousness: let the earth bring forth, and blossom with mercy, and bring forth righteousness likewise: I am the Lord that created thee.
8 Send down dew from above, O heavens, and let the clouds rain down upon the just! Let the earth open and spring forth a savior! And let justice rise up at once! I, the Lord, have created him.