Who has stirred up someone from the east?(A)
In righteousness he calls him to serve.[a][b](B)
The Lord hands nations over to him,(C)
and he subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
like wind-driven stubble with his bow.

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Footnotes

  1. 41:2 Or Righteousness calls him to serve
  2. 41:2 Lit to his foot

45 The Lord says this to Cyrus, his anointed,(A)
whose right hand I have grasped(B)
to subdue nations before him
and disarm[a] kings,(C)
to open doors before him,
and even city gates will not be shut:
“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;[b](D)
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 45:1 Lit unloosen the waist of
  2. 45:2 DSS, LXX read the mountains

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