so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
men may know there is none besides me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other. (NIV)
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. (KJV)
That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no one besides Me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other, (NASB)
45:1-6The Lord calls Cyrus (see verses 1-6) His "anointed" (the same word as "messiah" in Hebrew) because the Persian monarch was a prototype of the Messiah who would give final deliverance to His people. Jehovah promises to give him victory over nations, principally Babylon, to remove all hindrances to his conquests, and to hand over to him tremendous amounts of hidden riches in secret places. Still addressing Cyrus, the Lord speaks of Himself as the only true God, who calls Cyrus by name, who surnames him as anointed and shepherd (44:28), and who equips him for his mission. God does all this for the sake of His people, and so that the whole world may know that He alone is the Lord.
Crosses by Brian
Creator of crosses that carry a message to be proclaimed with courage.