I gave word in the past of the things which came about; they came from my mouth, and I made them clear: suddenly I did them, and they came about.
Because I saw that your heart was hard, and that your neck was an iron cord, and your brow brass;
For this reason I made it clear to you in the past, before it came I gave you word of it: for fear that you might say, My god did these things, and my pictured and metal images made them come about.
All this has come to your ears and you have seen it; will you not give witness to it? I am now making clear new things, even secret things, of which you had no knowledge.
They have only now been effected, and not in the past: and before this day they had not come to your ears; for fear that you might say, I had knowledge of them.
Truly you had no word of them, no knowledge of them; no news of them in the past had come to your ears; because I saw how false was your behaviour, and that your heart was turned against me from your earliest days.
Because of my name I will put away my wrath, and for my praise I will keep myself from cutting you off.
See, I have been testing you for myself like silver; I have put you through the fire of trouble.
For myself, even because of my name, I will do it; for I will not let my name be shamed; and my glory I will not give to another.
Give ear to me, Jacob, and Israel, my loved one; I am he, I am the first and I am the last.
Yes, by my hand was the earth placed on its base, and by my right hand the heavens were stretched out; at my word they take up their places.