Remember this and take courage; take it to heart, you rebels.
Remember the prior things—from long ago; I am God, and there's no other. I am God! There's none like me,
who tells the end at the beginning, from ancient times things not yet done, saying, "My plan will stand; all that I decide I will do,"
I call a bird of prey from the east, a man from a distant land for my plan. As surely as I have spoken, I'll make it happen; I have planned, and yes, I'll do it.
Listen to me, you bullheaded people who are far from victory:
I'm bringing my victory near—it isn't far, and my salvation—it won't delay. I will establish salvation in Zion and grant my splendor to Israel.