"1Gather yourselves and come ; Drawneartogether, you fugitives of the nations ; 2They havenoknowledge, Who 3carry about atheir woodenidol And 4pray to a god who cannotsave.
"5Declare and setforth your case; Indeed, let them consulttogether. 6Who has announcedthis from of old ? Who has longsincedeclared it? Is it not I, the LORD ? And there is 7nootherGodbesides Me, A righteousGod and a 8Savior ; There is noneexcept Me.
"9Turn to Me and 10be saved, all the ends of the earth ; For I am God, and there is noother.
"11I have sworn by Myself, The 12word has goneforth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turnback, That to Me 13everyknee will bow, everytongue will 14swear allegiance.
"They will say of Me, 'Only15in the LORD are righteousness and strength.' Men will come to Him, And 16all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
"In the LORDall the offspring of Israel Will be 17justified and will 18glory."