Isaiah 48:11-21 NIV

11 For my own sake,1 for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed?2 I will not yield my glory to another.3

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Israel Freed

12 "Listen4 to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called:5 I am he;6 I am the first and I am the last.7

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13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,8 and my right hand spread out the heavens;9 when I summon them, they all stand up together.10

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14 "Come together,11 all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold12 these things? The LORD's chosen ally13 will carry out his purpose14 against Babylon;15 his arm will be against the Babylonians.a

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    • a 48:14 - Or "Chaldeans"; also in verse 20
      15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called16 him. I will bring him, and he will succeed17 in his mission.

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      16 "Come near18 me and listen19 to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;20 at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD 21 has sent22 me, with his Spirit.23

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      17 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,24 the Holy One25 of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches26 you what is best for you, who directs27 you in the way28 you should go.

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      18 If only you had paid attention29 to my commands, your peace30 would have been like a river,31 your righteousness32 like the waves of the sea.

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      19 Your descendants33 would have been like the sand,34 your children like its numberless grains;35 their name would never be cut off36 nor destroyed from before me."

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      20 Leave Babylon, flee37 from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy38 and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth;39 say, "The LORD has redeemed40 his servant Jacob."

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      21 They did not thirst41 when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow42 for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.43

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