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Isaiah 48:3-13 NIV

3 I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

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4 For I knew how stubborn you were; your neck muscles were iron, your forehead was bronze.

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5 Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, ‘My images brought them about; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’

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6 You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? “From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.

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7 They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, ‘Yes, I knew of them.’

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8 You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.

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9 For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely.

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10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

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

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Israel Freed

12 “Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.

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

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  • a 48:14 - Or "Chaldeans" ; also in verse 20