"But nowlisten, O Jacob, My 1servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen:
2Thussays the LORD who made you And 2formed you from the womb, who 3will help you, '4Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you 5Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
'For 6I will pour out water on athe thirsty land And streams on the dryground; I will 7pour out My Spirit on your 8offspring And My blessing on your descendants;
And they will spring up bamong the grass Like 9poplars by streams of water.'
5"Thisone will say, 'I am the LORD'S '; And that onecwill call on the name of Jacob; And another will 10writedon his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will nameIsrael'sname with honor.
6"Thussays the LORD, the 11King of Israel and his 12Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the 13first and I am the last, And there is noGod14besides Me.
7'Who is like Me? 15Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, eFrom the time that I established the ancientfnation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to takeplace.
'Do not tremble and do not be afraid; 16Have I not longsinceannounced it to you and declared it? And 17you are My witnesses. Is thereanyGod18besides Me, Or is there any other 19Rock? I know of none.' "
Those who fashionga gravenimage are all of them futile, and their preciousthings are of noprofit; even their own witnessesfail to see or know, so that they will be 20put to shame.
10Who has fashioned a god or casthan idol to 21noprofit?