I will go before thee, and make the [a]crooked straight: I will break the brazen doors, and burst the iron bars.

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and the things hid in secret places, that thou mayest [b]know that I am the Lord which call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.

For Jacob my servant’s [c]sake, and Israel mine elect, I will even call thee by thy name, and name thee, though thou hast not known me.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:2 I will take away all impediments and lets.
  2. Isaiah 45:3 Not that Cyrus did know God to worship him aright, but he had a certain particular knowledge as profane men may have of his power, and so was compelled to deliver God’s people.
  3. Isaiah 45:4 Not for any thing that is in thee, or for thy worthiness.