A prophecy of Cyrus, as a figure of Christ, the great deliverer of God's people.
1 Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.
Haec dicit Dominus christo meo Cyro, cujus apprehendi dexteram, ut subjiciam ante faciem ejus gentes, et dorsa regum vertam, et aperiam coram eo januas, et portae non claudentur :
2 I will go before thee, and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst the bars of iron.
ego ante te ibo, et gloriosos terrae humiliabo; portas aereas conteram, et vectes ferreos confringam;
3 And I will give thee hidden treasures, and the concealed riches of secret places: that thou mayest know that I am the Lord who call thee by thy name, the God of Israel.
et dabo tibi thesauros absconditos, et arcana secretorum, ut scias quia ego Dominus, qui voco nomen tuum, Deus Israel,
4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have made a likeness of thee, and thou hast not known me.
propter servum meum Jacob, et Israel, electum meum; et vocavi te nomine tuo : assimilavi te, et non cognovisti me.
5 I am the Lord, and there is none else: there is no God, besides me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known me:
Ego Dominus, et non est amplius; extra me non est Deus; accinxi te, et non cognovisti me;
6 That they may know who are from the rising of the sun, and they who are from the west, that there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is none else:
ut sciant hi qui ab ortu solis et qui ab occidente, quoniam absque me non est : ego Dominus, et non est alter;
7 I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.
formans lucem et creans tenebras, faciens pacem et creans malum : ego Dominus faciens omnia haec.
8 Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud forth a saviour: and let justice spring up together: I the Lord have created him.
Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum; aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem, et justitia oriatur simul : ego Dominus creavi eum.
9 Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?
Vae qui contradicit fictori suo, testa de samiis terrae! Numquid dicet lutum figulo suo : Quid facis, et opus tuum absque manibus est?
10 Woe to him that saith to his father: Why begettest thou? and to the woman: Why dost thou bring forth?
Vae qui dicit patri : Quid generas? et mulieri : Quid parturis?
11 Thus saith the Lord the Holy One of Israel, his maker: Ask me of things to come, concerning my children, and concerning the work of my hands give ye charge to me.
Haec dicit Dominus, Sanctus Israel, plastes ejus : Ventura interrogate me; super filios meos et super opus manuum mearum mandate mihi.
12 I made the earth: and I created man upon it: my hand stretched forth the heavens, and I have commanded all their host.
Ego feci terram, et hominem super eam creavi ego : manus meae tetenderunt caelos, et omni militiae eorum mandavi.
13 I have raised him up to justice, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and let go my captives, not for ransom, nor for presents, saith the Lord the God of hosts.
Ego suscitavi eum ad justitiam, et omnes vias ejus dirigam; ipse aedificabit civitatem meam, et captivitatem meam dimittet, non in pretio neque in muneribus, dicit Dominus Deus exercituum.
14 Thus saith the Lord: The labour of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and of Sabaim, men of stature shall come over to thee, and shall be thine: they shall walk after thee, they shall go bound with manacles: and they shall worship thee, and shall make supplication to thee: only in thee is God, and there is no God besides thee.
Haec dicit Dominus : Labor Aegypti, et negotiatio Aethiopiae, et Sabaim viri sublimes ad te transibunt, et tui erunt; post te ambulabunt, vincti manicis pergent, et te adorabunt, teque deprecabuntur. Tantum in te est Deus, et non est absque te Deus.
15 Verily thou art a hidden God, the God of Israel the saviour.
Vere tu es Deus absconditus, Deus Israel, salvator.
16 They are all confounded and ashamed: the forgers of errors are gone together into confusion.
Confusi sunt, et erubuerunt omnes, simul abierunt in confusionem fabricatores errorum.
17 Israel is saved in the Lord with an eternal salvation: you shall not be confounded, and you shall not be ashamed for ever and ever.
Israel salvatus est in Domino salute aeterna; non confundemini, et non erubescetis usque in saeculum saeculi.
18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: he did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Quia haec dicit Dominus creans caelos, ipse Deus formans terram et faciens eam, ipse plastes ejus; non in vanum creavit eam, ut habitaretur formavit eam : Ego Dominus, et non est alius.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to the seed of Jacob: Seek me in vain. I am the Lord that speak justice, that declare right things.
Non in abscondito locutus sum, in loco terrae tenebroso; non dixi semini Jacob frustra : Quaerite me; ego Dominus loquens justitiam, annuntians recta.
20 Assemble yourselves, and come, and draw near together, ye that are saved of the Gentiles: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven work, and pray to a god that cannot save.
Congregamini, et venite, et accedite simul qui salvati estis ex gentibus : nescierunt qui levant lignum sculpturae suae, et rogant deum non salvantem.
21 Tell ye, and come, and consult together: who hath declared this from the beginning, who hath foretold this from that time? Have not I the Lord, and there is no God else besides me? A just God and a saviour, there is none besides me.
Annuntiate, et venite, et consiliamini simul. Quis auditum fecit hoc ab initio, ex tunc praedixit illud? Numquid non ego Dominus, et non est ultra Deus absque me? Deus justus, et salvans non est praeter me.
22 Be converted to me, and you shall be saved, all ye ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.
Convertimini ad me, et salvi eritis, omnes fines terrae, quia ego Deus, et non est alius.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word of justice shall go out of my mouth, and shall not return:
In memetipso juravi; egredietur de ore meo justitiae verbum, et non revertetur :
24 For every knee shall be bowed to me, and every tongue shall swear.
quia mihi curvabitur omne genu, et jurabit omnis lingua.
25 Therefore shall he say: In the Lord are my justices and empire: they shall come to him, and all that resist him shall be confounded.
Ergo in Domino, dicet, meae sunt justitiae et imperium; ad eum venient, et confundentur omnes qui repugnant ei.
26 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised.
In Domino justificabitur, et laudabitur omne semen Israel.