Isaiah 48:3-13 GW

3 From the beginning I revealed to you what would happen. These words came out of my mouth, and I made them known. Suddenly, I acted, and they happened.
4 I know that you are stubborn. Like iron, you are hardheaded. Like bronze, nothing gets through your thick skull.
5 That is why I revealed to you what would happen long ago. I told you about them before they happened. [I did this] so you couldn't say, "My gods have done these things. My carved idols and my metal idols have commanded them to happen."
6 You've heard these words. Now look at all this. Won't you admit it? From now on I will reveal to you new things, hidden things that you do not know.
7 They are created now, not in the past. You haven't heard about them before today, so you can't say that you already knew about them.
8 You have never heard about them. You have never known about them. Your ears have never been open to hear them before. I know that you've acted very treacherously and that you have been called a rebel since you were born.
9 For my name's sake I'll be patient. For my glory's sake I'll hold my anger back from you, rather than destroy you.
10 I have refined you, but not like silver. I have tested you in the furnace of suffering.
11 I am doing this for myself, only for myself. Why should my name be dishonored? I will not give my glory to anyone else.
12 Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called. I am the one. I am the first and the last.
13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth. My right hand stretched out the heavens. When I call for them, they both stand.