"Be silent and listen to me, you coastlands. Let the people gain new strength. Let them come near and speak. Let us come together for judgment.
"Who has raised up from the east someone to whom the LORD gives victory with every step he takes? Nations are handed over to him. He defeats kings. With his sword he turns them into dust. With his bow he turns them into straw blown by the wind.
He chases them, marching by safely on a path his feet have never traveled before.
Who has accomplished this? Who has determined the course of history from the beginning? I, the LORD, was there first, and I will be there to the end. I am the one!"
The coastlands have seen him and are afraid. The ends of the earth tremble. They have come near and gathered together.
People help their neighbors and say to their relatives, "Be brave!"