New American Standard Bible
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:
2 “I will go before you and (G)make the [d]rough places smooth;
I will (H)shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron (I)bars.
3 I will give you the [e](J)treasures of darkness
And hidden wealth of secret places,
So that you may know that it is I,
The Lord, the God of Israel, who (K)calls you by your name.
4 For the sake of (L)Jacob My servant,
And Israel My chosen one,
I have also (M)called you by your name;
I have given you a title of honor
Though you have (N)not known Me.