"Listen1 to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called:2 I am he;3 I am the first and I am the last.413
My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,5 and my right hand spread out the heavens;6 when I summon them, they all stand up together.714
"Come together,8 all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold9 these things? The LORD's chosen ally10 will carry out his purpose11 against Babylon;12 his arm will be against the Babylonians.a15
I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called13 him. I will bring him, and he will succeed14 in his mission.
"Come near15 me and listen16 to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;17 at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD18 has sent19 me, with his Spirit.20