Remember this, and take courage. Recall your rebellious acts.
Remember the first events, because I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there's no one like me.
From the beginning I revealed the end. From long ago I told you things that had not yet happened, saying, "My plan will stand, and I'll do everything I intended to do."
I will call a bird of prey from the east. I will call someone for my plan from a faraway land. I have spoken, and I will bring it about. I have planned it, and I will do it.
Listen to me, you stubborn people who are far from being righteous.
I'll bring my righteousness near; it isn't far away. My salvation will not be delayed. I'll provide salvation for Zion and bring my glory to Israel.