44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob My servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
44:2 Thus saith the "I AM" that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, [Who] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, My servant; and thou, the Beloved, whom I have chosen.
44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring:
44:4 And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
44:5 One shall say, I [am] the "I AM"'s; and another shall call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe [with] his hand unto the "I AM", and surname [himself] by the name of Israel.
44:6 Thus saith the "I AM" the King of Israel, and his redeemer the "I AM" Lord of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside Me [there is] no God.
44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for Me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them.
44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared [it]? ye [are] even My witnesses. Is there a God beside Me? yea, [there is] no God; I know not [any].
44:9 They that make a graven image [are] all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they [are] their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image [that] is profitable for nothing?
44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they [are] of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; [yet] they shall fear, [and] they shall be ashamed together.
44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out [his] rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish [it].
44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth [it], and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth [it]; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth [himself], and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, [even] his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth [it], and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou [art] my god.
44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand.
44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither [is there] Knowledge nor Understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten [it]: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?
44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou [art] My servant: I have formed thee; thou [art] My servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten by Me.
44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.
44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the "I AM" hath done [it]: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the "I AM" hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel.
44:24 Thus saith the "I AM", thy redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the "I AM" that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself;
44:25 That frustrateth the evidence of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise [men] backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
44:26 That confirmeth the Word of His servant, and performeth the counsel of His messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
44:28 That saith of Cyrus, [He is] My shepherd, and shall perform all My pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to The Temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
45:1 Thus saith the "I AM" to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the "I AM", 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 thee, though thou hast not known Me.
45:5 I [am] the "I AM", and [there is] none else, [there is] no God besides Me: I girded 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 "I AM", and [there is] none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and that illuminates the evil: I the "I AM" do all these [things].
45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the "I AM" have created it.
45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto [his] father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
45:11 Thus saith the "I AM", 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.
45:12 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.
45:13 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 "I AM" Lord of hosts.
45:14 Thus saith the "I AM", The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, [saying], Surely God [is] in thee; and [there is] none else, [there is] no God.
45:15 Verily thou [art] a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together [that are] makers of idols.
45:17 [But] Israel shall be saved in the "I AM" with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
45:18 For thus saith the "I AM" that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, he created it not for nothing, He formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the "I AM"; and [there is] none else.
45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye Me in vain: I the "I AM" speak Righteousness, I declare things that are right.
45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye [that are] escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god [that] cannot save.
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 "I AM"? 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 swear.
45:24 Surely, shall [one] say, in the "I AM" have I Righteousness and strength: [even] to Him shall [men] come; and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed.
45:25 In the "I AM" shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing [was] true, but the time appointed [was] long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
10:2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
10:3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
10:4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which [is] Hiddekel (Tigris);
10:5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
10:6 His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
10:8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
10:9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10:10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and [upon] the palms of my hands.
10:11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come because of thy words.
10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, the first of the chief princes [of God], came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision [is] for [many] days.
10:15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
10:16 And, behold, [one] like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
10:17 For how can the servant of my lord talk with my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
10:18 Then there came again and touched me [one] like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
10:19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace [be] unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my Lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
10:21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth: and [there is] NONE that holdeth with me in these things, EXCEPT Michael your prince (Eno. 67:1; Rev. 5:3; 5; 9 & 12:7).
1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the "I AM" by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the "I AM" stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The "I AM" God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House at Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah.
1:3 Who [is there] among you of all His people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah, and build The House of the "I AM" God of Israel, (He [is] the God,) Which [is] in Jerusalem.
1:4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for The House of God that [is] in Jerusalem.
1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all [them] whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build The House of the "I AM" which [is] in Jerusalem.
1:6 And all they that [were] about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all [that] was willingly offered.
1:7 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of The House of the "I AM", which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
1:8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
1:9 And this [is] the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,
1:10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second [sort] four hundred and ten, [and] other vessels a thousand.
1:11 All the vessels of gold and of silver [were] five thousand and four hundred. All [these] did Sheshbazzar bring up with [them of] the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.