Isaiah 44:1-11 CSB

Spiritual Blessing

1 "And now listen, Jacob My servant, Israel whom I have chosen.

References for Isaiah 44:1

      2 This is the word of the Lord your Maker who shaped you from birth; Hea will help you: Do not fear; Jacob is My servant; I have chosen Jeshurun.

      References for Isaiah 44:2

        • a 44:2 - Lit from the womb, and He
          3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring.
          4 They will sprout amongb the grass like poplars by the streambeds.

          References for Isaiah 44:4

            • b 44:4 - DSS, LXX, a few Hb mss read as among
              5 This one will say: I am the Lord's; another will call [himself] by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand: The Lord's, and name [himself] by the name of Israel."

              No God Other Than Yahweh

              6 This is what the Lord, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last.c There is no God but Me.

              References for Isaiah 44:6

                • c 44:6 - Rv 1:17; 22:13
                  7 Who, like Me, can announce [the future]? Let him say so and make a case before Me, since I have established an ancient people. Let these gods declared the coming things, and what will take place.

                  References for Isaiah 44:7

                    • d 44:7 - Lit declare them-
                      8 Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but Me? There is no [other] Rock; I do not know any.
                      9 All who make idols are nothing, and what they treasure does not profit. Their witnesses do not see or know [anything], so they will be put to shame.
                      10 Who makes a god or casts a metal image for no profit?
                      11 Look, all its worshipers will be put to shame, and the craftsmen are humans. They all will assemble and stand; they all will be startled and put to shame.