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13 It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth,
    my right hand that spread out the heavens above.
When I call out the stars,
    they all appear in order.”

14 Have any of your idols ever told you this?
    Come, all of you, and listen:
The Lord has chosen Cyrus as his ally.
    He will use him to put an end to the empire of Babylon
    and to destroy the Babylonian[a] armies.

15 “I have said it: I am calling Cyrus!
    I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed.

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Footnotes

  1. 48:14 Or Chaldean.

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