Isaiah 48:12-22 NIV

Israel Freed

12 "Listen1 to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called:2 I am he;3 I am the first and I am the last.4

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13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,5 and my right hand spread out the heavens;6 when I summon them, they all stand up together.7

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14 "Come together,8 all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold9 these things? The LORD's chosen ally10 will carry out his purpose11 against Babylon;12 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 called13 him. I will bring him, and he will succeed14 in his mission.

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      16 "Come near15 me and listen16 to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;17 at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD 18 has sent19 me, with his Spirit.20

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      17 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,21 the Holy One22 of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches23 you what is best for you, who directs24 you in the way25 you should go.

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      18 If only you had paid attention26 to my commands, your peace27 would have been like a river,28 your righteousness29 like the waves of the sea.

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      19 Your descendants30 would have been like the sand,31 your children like its numberless grains;32 their name would never be cut off33 nor destroyed from before me."

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      20 Leave Babylon, flee34 from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy35 and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth;36 say, "The LORD has redeemed37 his servant Jacob."

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      21 They did not thirst38 when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow39 for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.40

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      22 "There is no peace,"41 says the LORD, "for the wicked."42

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