This is what the Lord said to Cyrus, the one He picked. The Lord held his right hand



to quiet all the countries of the world.



The Lord said, I will go before you and straighten out the crooked roads. I will break the iron gates.

I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you will know that I, the Lord, call you by name. I am the God of Israel, My people.



I called you to help My people while you didn’t know Me.




I am the One who controls everything everywhere, there is no other God but Me.


I want everyone to know from the place where the sun comes up to the place where the sun goes down that I am the boss over everything.




I make the light and I make the dark:






I make peace and I make bad stuff:






I the Lord do all these things.





Let right things pour down from the sky



and let right things pop up from the ground. I, the Lord, made it all.



Hard crying to the Ones who struggle against the One who made them.

Should the clay say to the one making it into a jar, what do you think you’re doing?




Ask me about what is going to happen and I will tell you.


I made the world





and made man on it.




I, My hands spread out all the heavens and move it all around perfectly.

I raised up Cyrus and will lead him every day. He will build My city and let go My people, and not for money, says the Lord of all the armies of the angels of the heavens.

Important people will come from all over the world and be yours.




They will bow down in front of you and say, We know that God is in you and





He is the only God. There is no other.

It is true that You are a God who hides Yourself, the One who is always saving us.




The ones who bow down to the statues they make will be embarrassed forever.




This is what the Lord says, the One who made the heavens





and formed and made and set strong the world.







He didn’t make it to be empty, but to be full.





I am the Lord and there is no other god.



I didn’t speak in secret, in the dark places of the world.




I didn’t say, ‘Look for me’ for no reason. I say what’s right.



Gather together and come near to Me all that escaped from the nations.





They don’t know anything. They set up their statues of wood and pray to what can’t save them.





There is no God but Me, I do what is only right.



Look to Me and be saved all the ends of the world because I am God and there is no other one.



I said and what is right will happen, That every knee will bow to Me and every tongue say that I am the true One.





And men will say, in the Lord I am right and strong.





All that are angry at the Lord will be embarrassed.



In the Lord, all the people of Israel will be made right and most amazed and happy.