Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced1 them to you so that you could not say, 'My idols did them;2 my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'
You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things,3 of hidden things unknown to you.
They are created4 now, and not long ago;5 you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew6 of them.'
You have neither heard nor understood;7 from of old your ear8 has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous9 you are; you were called a rebel10 from birth.