Ye heavens send the dew from above, and let the clouds drop down [a]righteousness: let the earth open, and let salvation and justice grow forth: let it bring them forth together: I the Lord have [b]created him.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:8 He comforteth the Jews, as if he would say, Though when ye look to the heavens and earth for succor, ye see nothing now but signs of God’s wrath, yet will cause them to bring forth most certain tokens of your deliverance, and of the performance of my promise: which is meant by righteousness.
  2. Isaiah 45:8 I have appointed Cyrus to this use and purpose.

“You heavens above, rain(A) down my righteousness;(B)
    let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
    let salvation(C) spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
    I, the Lord, have created it.

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