Babylon Will Fall to the Medes

17 Behold, I am going to (A)stir up the Medes against them,
Who will not value silver or (B)take pleasure in gold.

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A (A)harsh vision has been shown to me;
The (B)treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys.
Go up, (C)Elam, lay siege, Media;
I have made an end of all [a]the groaning she has caused.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 21:2 Lit her groaning

God Uses Cyrus

45 Thus says the Lord to (A)Cyrus His anointed,
Whom I have taken by the right (B)hand,
To (C)subdue nations before him
And [a]to (D)loose the loins of kings;
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
“I will go before you and (E)make the [b]rough places smooth;
I will (F)shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron (G)bars.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:1 Lit I will loose
  2. Isaiah 45:2 Another reading is mountains

31 [a]So (A)Darius the Mede received the kingdom at about the age of sixty-two.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:31 Ch 6:1 in Aram

Now, O king, (A)establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the (B)law of the Medes and Persians, which [a]may not be revoked.”

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 6:8 Lit does not pass away

28 So this (A)Daniel enjoyed success in the reign of Darius and in the reign of (B)Cyrus the Persian.

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Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and (A)Cappadocia, (B)Pontus and [a](C)Asia,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:9 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor

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