I made the earth and created man upon it. I, with My hands, stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
I will raise [Cyrus] up in righteousness [willing in every way that which is right and proper], and I will direct all his ways; he will build My city, and he will let My captives go, not for hire or for a bribe, says the Master of hosts.
Thus says the Master: The labor and wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you and they shall be yours; they shall follow you; in chains [of subjection to you] they shall come over, and they shall fall down before you; they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely God is with you, and there is no other, no God besides Him. [1Co 14:25]
Truly You are a God Who hides Himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.
They shall be put to shame, yes, confounded, all of them; they who are makers of idols shall go off into confusion together.
But Israel shall be saved by the Master with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity. [Heb 5:9]
For thus says the Master–Who created the heavens, God Himself, Who formed the earth and made it, Who established it and did not create it to be a worthless waste; He formed it to be inhabited–I am the Master, and there is no one else.
I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward]. I, the Master, speak righteousness (the truth–trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right. [Joh 18:20]
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about [in religious processions or into battle] their wooden idols and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.
Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Master? And there is no other God besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous God and Savior; there is none besides Me.