Show the things that are to come hereafter
From henceforward to the consummation of all things: so the Targum,
``show what shall come to the end;''or at the end, the end of all things; or show wonderful things, which shall be hereafter; so Jarchi interprets the word; a word like this having the signification of signs and wonders: that we may know that ye are gods;
``that we may know whether ye worship idols, in whom there is any profit;''as if the words were spoken not to the idols, but to the worshippers of them: "yea, do good, or do evil"; not in a moral, but in a civil sense; do good to your friends, to your worshippers; bestow favours upon them, as I do on mine; or inflict punishment on your enemies, such as despise your deity, and will not worship you, as I do on those that despise me, and will not regard my service and worship: that we may be dismayed, and behold it together:
``that we may consider and reason together;''and bring the matter in controversy to an issue, as it is in the next verse.