All the nations are gathered together; the peoples are assembled. Which of them announced this? Who predicted to us the past events? Let them bring their witnesses as a defense; let them hear and say, "It's true!"
You are my witnesses, says the LORD, my servant, whom I chose, so that you would know and believe me and understand that I am the one. Before me no god was formed; after me there has been no other.
I, I am the LORD, and there is no savior besides me.
I announced, I saved, I proclaimed, not some stranger among you. You are my witnesses, says the LORD, and I am God.
From the dawn of time, I am the one. No one can escape my power. I act, and who can undo it?
The LORD your redeemer, the holy one of Israel, says, For your sake, I have sent an armya to Babylon, and brought down all the bars, turning the Chaldeans' singing into a lament.b15
I am the LORD, your holy one, Israel's creator, your king!
The LORD says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters,
who brings out chariot and horse, army and battalion; they will lie down together and will not rise; they will be extinguished, extinguished like a wick.
Don't remember the prior things; don't ponder ancient history.
Look! I'm doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don't you recognize it? I'm making a way in the desert, pathsc in the wilderness.