41:25 stirred up . . . he has come. The Lord shows His sovereignty over the nations.
north . . . rising of the sun. Cyrus came from Persia in the east and conquered Media in 549 b.c., becoming master of territories north of Babylon. He executed the Lord’s will (45:4, 5; 2 Chr. 36:23; Ezra 1:1–4).
potter. See note 27:11.