28 It is I who says of (A)Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he will carry out all My desire.’
And [a]he says of Jerusalem, ‘(B)She will be built,’
And of the temple, ‘[b]Your foundation will be laid.’”

God Uses Cyrus

45 This is what the Lord says to (C)Cyrus His anointed,
Whom I have taken by the right (D)hand,
To (E)subdue nations before him
And [c]to (F)undo the weapons belt on the waist of kings;
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:


  1. Isaiah 44:28 Lit to say
  2. Isaiah 44:28 Lit You will be founded
  3. Isaiah 45:1 Lit I will loose