"To whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?16
Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith2 to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.37
They lift it to their shoulders and carry4 it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move.5 Though one cries out to it, it does not answer;6 it cannot save7 him from his troubles.
"Remember8 this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.99
Remember the former things,10 those of long ago;11 I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.1210
I make known the end from the beginning,13 from ancient times,14 what is still to come.15 I say: My purpose will stand,16 and I will do all that I please.
From the east I summon17 a bird of prey;18 from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned,19 that will I do.2012
Listen21 to me, you stubborn-hearted,22 you who are far from righteousness.2313
I am bringing my righteousness24 near, it is not far away; and my salvation25 will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion,26 my splendor27 to Israel.