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Isaiah 45:1


This is what the Lord says to his chosen 1  one, to Cyrus, whose right hand I hold 2  in order to subdue nations before him, and disarm kings, 3  to open doors before him, so gates remain unclosed:


1Ki 19:15; Ezr 1:1; Ps 73:23; Isa 13:3; Isa 41:2,25; Isa 41:13; Isa 42:6; Isa 44:28; Jer 27:6; Jer 50:3,35; Jer 51:11,20-24; Eze 30:21-24; Da 5:6,28-30; Da 7:5; Da 8:3; Na 2:6

NET © Notes

tn Heb “anointed” (so KJV, NAB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); NCV “his appointed king.”

sn The “right hand” is a symbol of activity and strength; the Lord directs Cyrus’ activities and assures his success.

tn Heb “and the belts of kings I will loosen”; NRSV “strip kings of their robes”; NIV “strip kings of their armor.”

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