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Cyrus, God’s Instrument

45 “Thus says the Lord to His anointed,
To (A)Cyrus, whose (B)right hand I have [a]held—
(C)To subdue nations before him
And (D)loose the armor of kings,
To open before him the double doors,
So that the gates will not be shut:

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:1 strengthened or sustained

‘I will go before you
(A)And[a] make the [b]crooked places straight;
(B)I will break in pieces the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:2 Tg. I will trample down the walls; Vg. I will humble the great ones of the earth
  2. Isaiah 45:2 DSS, LXX mountains

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