Summon the nations to come to the trial. Which of their gods can predict the future? Which of them foretold what is happening now? Let these gods bring in their witnesses to prove that they are right, to testify to the truth of their words.
"People of Israel, you are my witnesses; I chose you to be my servant, so that you would know me and believe in me and understand that I am the only God. Besides me there is no other god; there never was and never will be.
"I alone am the Lord, the only one who can save you.
I predicted what would happen, and then I came to your aid. No foreign god has ever done this; you are my witnesses.
I am God and always will be. No one can escape from my power; no one can change what I do."
Israel's holy God, the Lord who saves you, says, "To save you, I will send an army against Babylon; I will break down the city gates, and the shouts of her people will turn into crying.
I am the Lord, your holy God. I created you, Israel, and I am your king."
Long ago the Lord made a road through the sea, a path through the swirling waters.
He led a mighty army to destruction, an army of chariots and horses. Down they fell, never to rise, snuffed out like the flame of a lamp!
But the Lord says, "Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago.
Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already - you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.