2“I will go before you
and level the exalted places,[a]
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
The Lord said this to Cyrus
To some old, foreign king:
“I’ll make the hard way straight for you
I’ll make the mountains sing.
“Each guarded gate I’ll open wide
And let your armies through
And all the treasures that they hide
Will move from them to you.
“I am the Lord; this world is mine
And every door and prison
Will open when I give the sign
To teach the world a lesson:
“The riches that the nations place
In strongholds; now believe it
Are but a token of my grace
To all who will receive it.”