25 “I have stirred up one from the north,(A) and he has come,
one from the east(B) who invokes my[a] name.(C)
He will march over rulers as if they were mud,
like a potter who treads the clay.

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  1. 41:25 DSS read his

45 The Lord says this to Cyrus, his anointed,(A)
whose right hand I have grasped(B)
to subdue nations before him
and disarm[a] kings,(C)
to open doors before him,
and even city gates will not be shut:
“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;[b](D)
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.(E)
I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches from secret places,(F)
so that you may know that I am the Lord.
I am the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.(G)

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  1. 45:1 Lit unloosen the waist of
  2. 45:2 DSS, LXX read the mountains

11 I call a bird of prey[a] from the east,(A)
a man for my purpose from a far country.
Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.(B)
I have planned it; I will also do it.

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  1. 46:11 = Cyrus

The Sixth Bowl

12 The sixth[a] poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates,(A) and its water was dried up(B) to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

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  1. 16:12 Other mss add angel

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