Isaiah 45

1 “Thus saith יהוה to His anointed (mashiach), to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut:

2 ‘I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.

3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you mayest know that I, יהוה, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).

4 For Jacob (Yaaqov) My servant’s sake, and Yisrael Mine elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known Me.

5 I am יהוה, and there is none else, there is no God (Elohim) besides Me. I girded you, though you have not known Me,

6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides Me. I am יהוה, and there is none else.

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create disaster (raah); I יהוה do all these things.’

8 “Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I יהוה have created it.

9 “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, ‘What makest you?’ Or your work, ‘He hath no hands?’

10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, ‘What begettest you?’ Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?’”

11 Thus saith יהוה, the Holy One of Yisrael, and his Maker: ‘Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command you Me.

12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; he shall build My city, and he shall let go My captives, not for price nor reward, saith יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot).

14 Thus saith יהוה: “The labour of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and merchandise of Ethiopia (Kush) and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto you, and they shall be yours; they shall come after you; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto you, they shall make supplication unto you, saying, ‘Surely God (El) is in you; and there is none else, no other God (Elohim).’”

15 Verily you are a God (El) that hidest Yourself, O God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), the Savior (Moshia).

16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them; they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

17 But Yisrael shall be saved in יהוה with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

18 For thus saith יהוה who created the heavens; God (Elohim) Himself who formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: “I am יהוה, and there is none else.

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob (Yaaqov), ‘Seek you Me in vain’; I יהוה speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god (el) that cannot save.

21 Tell you, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together. Who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I יהוה? And there is no God (Elohim) else besides Me; a just God (El) and a Savior (Moshia); there is none besides Me.

22 Look unto Me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God (El), and there is none else.

23 I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

24 ‘Surely,’ shall one say, ‘in יהוה have I righteousness and strength; even to Him shall men come; and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed.

25 In יהוה shall all the seed of Yisrael be justified, and shall glory.’”