11 “This is what the Lord says—
    the Holy One(A) of Israel, and its Maker:(B)
Concerning things to come,
    do you question me about my children,
    or give me orders about the work of my hands?(C)
12 It is I who made the earth(D)
    and created mankind on it.
My own hands stretched out the heavens;(E)
    I marshaled their starry hosts.(F)
13 I will raise up Cyrus[a](G) in my righteousness:
    I will make all his ways straight.(H)
He will rebuild my city(I)
    and set my exiles free,
but not for a price or reward,(J)
    says the Lord Almighty.”

14 This is what the Lord says:

“The products(K) of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,[b]
    and those tall Sabeans(L)
they will come over to you(M)
    and will be yours;
they will trudge behind you,(N)
    coming over to you in chains.(O)
They will bow down before you
    and plead(P) with you, saying,
‘Surely God is with you,(Q) and there is no other;
    there is no other god.(R)’”

15 Truly you are a God who has been hiding(S) himself,
    the God and Savior(T) of Israel.
16 All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;(U)
    they will go off into disgrace together.
17 But Israel will be saved(V) by the Lord
    with an everlasting salvation;(W)
you will never be put to shame or disgraced,(X)
    to ages everlasting.

18 For this is what the Lord says—
he who created the heavens,
    he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,(Y)
    he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,(Z)
    but formed it to be inhabited(AA)
he says:
“I am the Lord,
    and there is no other.(AB)
19 I have not spoken in secret,(AC)
    from somewhere in a land of darkness;(AD)
I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,(AE)
    ‘Seek(AF) me in vain.’
I, the Lord, speak the truth;
    I declare what is right.(AG)

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  1. Isaiah 45:13 Hebrew him
  2. Isaiah 45:14 That is, the upper Nile region

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