Isaiah 44:1-10 ESV

Israel the Lord's Chosen

1 "But now hear, 1O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!

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2 Thus says the LORD who made you, 2who formed you from the womb and will help you: 3Fear not, O Jacob my servant, 4Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

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      3 5For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

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      4 They shall spring up among the grass 6like willows by flowing streams.

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      5 7This one will say, 'I am the LORD's,' another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's,' and name himself by the name of Israel."

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      Besides Me There Is No God

      6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and 8his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 9"I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.

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      7 10Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.a Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.

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        • ÷ 44:7 - Or Who like me can proclaim it?
          8 Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? 11And you are my witnesses! 12Is there a God besides me? There is no 13Rock; I know not any."

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          The Folly of Idolatry

          9 14All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame.

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          10 15Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing?

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