Isaiah Chapter 45
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 God calleth Cyrus for his Churches sake. 5 By his omnipotencie he challengeth obedience. 20 Hee conuinceth the idoles of vanitie, by his sauing power.
Thus saith the Lord to his Anointed, to Cyrus whose right hande I haue holden, to subdue nations before him: and I will loose the loines of kings to open before him the two leaued gates, and the gates shall not be shut.1
I will goe before thee, and make the crooked places straight, I wil break in pieces the gates of brasse, and cut in sunder the barres of yron.
And I will giue thee the treasures of darkenesse, & hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know, that I the Lord which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
For Iacob my seruants sake, and Israel mine elect, I haue euen called thee by thy name: I haue surnamed thee, though thou hast not knowen me.
¶ I am the Lord, and there is none els, there is no God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not knowen me:5
That they may knowe from the rising of the Sun, and from the West, that there is none besides me, I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I forme the light, and create darkenesse: I make peace, and create euill: I the Lord do all these things.
Drop downe, ye heauens, from aboue, and let the skies powre downe righteousnesse: let the earth open, and let them bring forth saluation, and let righteousnesse spring vp together: I the Lord haue created it.
Woe vnto him that striueth with his maker: Let the potsheard striue with the potsheards of the earth: shal the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy worke, he hath no hands?9
Woe vnto him that saith vnto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his maker, Aske me of things to come concerning my sonnes, and concerning the worke of my hands command ye me.
God onely Lord.
I haue made the earth, and created man vpon it: I, euen my handes haue stretched out the heauens, and all their hoste haue I commanded.
I haue raised him vp in righteousnesse, and I will direct all his wayes: he shall build my citie, and hee shall let goe my captiues, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.13
Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of stature shall come ouer vnto thee, and they shall be thine, they shall come after thee, in chaines they shall come ouer: and they shal fall downe vnto thee, they shal make supplication vnto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee, and there is none else, there is no god.
Uerely thou art a God that hidest thy selfe, O God of Israel the Sauiour.
They shall be ashamed, and also confounded all of them: they shall goe to confusion together that are makers of idoles.16
But Israel shall bee saued in the Lord with an euerlasting saluation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
For thus saith the Lord that created the heauens, God himselfe that formed the earth and made it, hee hath established it, he created it not in vaine, he formed it to be inhabited, I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I haue not spoken in secret, in a darke place of the earth: I said not vnto the seed of Iacob, Seeke ye mee in vaine: I the Lord speake righteousnesse, I declare things that are right.19
¶ Assemble your selues and come: draw neere together ye that are escaped of the nations: they haue no knowledge that set vp the wood of their grauen image, and pray vnto a god that cannot saue.
Tell ye and bring them neere, yea let them take counsell together, who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? Haue not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside me, a iust God and a Sauiour, there is none beside me.
Looke vnto mee, and be ye saued all the endes of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
God beareth his.
I haue sworne by my selfe: the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousnes, and shall not returne, that vnto me euery knee shall bowe, euery tongue shall sweare.23
Surely, shall one say, In the Lord haue I righteousnesse and strength: euen to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him, shalbe ashamed.24
In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be iustified, and shall glory.
Isaiah Chapter 45 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Or, strengthened.
5 Deu.4.35. 39. and 32. 39. chap. 44.8.
9 Ier.18.6. rom.9.20.
13 Or, make straight. , Chron. 36 22. ezra 1.1 cha. 44. 28
16 Chap.44. 11.
19 Deut. 30. 11.
23 Rom. 14. 11. phil.2. 10.
24 Or, surely he shall say of me, In the Lord is all righteousnes and strength. Hebr. righteousnesses.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania