Come quietly before me, O sea-lands, and let the peoples get together their strength: let them come near; then let them say what they have to say: let us put forward our cause against one another.
Who sent out from the east one who is right wherever he goes? he gives the nations into his hands, and makes him ruler over kings; he gives them as the dust to his sword, as dry stems before the wind to his bow.
He goes after them safely, not touching the road with his feet.
Whose purpose and work was it? His who sent out the generations from the start. I the Lord, the first, and with the last, I am he.
The sea-lands saw it, and were in fear; the ends of the earth were shaking: they came near.
They gave help everyone to his neighbour; and everyone said to his brother, Take heart!