Isaiah 48:3-13 CSB

3 I declared the past events long ago; they came out of My mouth; I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.
4 Because I know that you are stubborn, and your neck is irona and your forehead bronze,

References for Isaiah 48:4

    • b 48:4 - Lit is an iron sinew
      5 therefore I declared to you long ago; I announced it to you before it occurred, so you could not claim: My idol caused them; my carved image and cast idol control them.
      6 You have heard it. Observe it all. Will you not acknowledge it? From now on I will announce new things to you, hidden things that you have not known.
      7 They have been created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today, so you could not claim, "I already knew them!"
      8 You have never heard; you have never known; For a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew that you were very treacherous, and were known as a rebel from birth.
      9 I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and [for] My praise, so that you will not be destroyed.
      10 Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have testedb you in the furnace of affliction.

      References for Isaiah 48:10

          11 I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own, for how can Ic be defiled? I will not give My glory to another.

          References for Isaiah 48:11

            • d 48:11 - DSS, Syr; MT reads it
              12 "Listen to Me, Jacob, and Israel, the one called by Me: I am He; I am the first, I am also the last.d

              References for Isaiah 48:12

                • e 48:12 - Rv 1:17; 22:13
                  13 My own hand founded the earth, and My right hand spread out the heavens; when I summoned them, they stood up together.