29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 1st Reading

Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus,
      whose right hand I grasp,
   subduing nations before him,
      and making kings run in his service,
   opening doors before him
      and leaving the gates unbarred:
   For the sake of Jacob, my servant,
      of Israel, my chosen one,
   I have called you by your name,
      giving you a title, though you knew me not.
   I am the LORD and there is no other,
      there is no God besides me.
   It is I who arm you, though you know me not,
      so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun
      people may know that there is none besides me.
   I am the LORD, there is no other.