45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches
of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee
by thy name, am the God of Israel.
45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even
called thee by thy name. I have surnamed (family
name) thee, though thou hast not known me.
45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside
me. I girded (caused you to have life, mobility,
etc.) thee, though thou hast not known me.
45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create
evil. I the LORD do all these things.
45:11-13 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the work of
my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it.
I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have
I commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways. He shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not
for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the
45:17 But Israel shall
be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation. Ye shall not be ashamed
though you chose the wrong way and it's an embarrassement to you)
nor confounded (in a confused state over what
you had decided)-world
45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it
not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited. I am the LORD; and there is
45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together.
Who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time?
Have not I the LORD? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and
a Saviour; there is none beside me.
45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for
I am God, and there is none else.
45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness
and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall
46:1,2 Bel (the Aramaic form of Baal,
the national god of the Babylonians) boweth
down, Nebo (a Chaldean god whose worship was
introduced into Assyria by Pul, who was an Assyrian king. It has been a
question whether he was identical with Tiglath-pileser III or was his predecessor.
The weight of evidence is certainly in favour of their identity. Pul was
the throne name he bore in Babylonia as king of Babylon, and Tiglath-pileser
the throne name he bore as king of Assyria. He was the founder of what
is called the second Assyrian empire.) stoopeth,
their idols were upon the beasts and upon the cattle: your carriages were
heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. They stoop, they bow
down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone
46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will
I carry you. I have made and I will bear; even I will carry and will deliver
46:5 To whom will ye liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that
we may be like?
46:8 Remember this and shew yourselves men.
Bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
46:9 Remember the former things of old. For I am God and there is none
else; I am God and there is none like me,
46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand and I will
do all my pleasure.
46:11-13 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth
my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring
it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye
stouthearted, that are far from righteousness. I bring near my righteousness,
it shall not be far off and my salvation shall not tarry. And I will place
salvation in Zion for Israel