The Lord says, "Faraway countries, listen to me. Let the nations become strong. Come to me and speak; we will meet together to decide who is right.
"Who caused the one to come from the east? Who gives him victories everywhere he goes? The one who brought him gives nations over to him and defeats kings. He uses his sword, and kings become like dust. He uses his bow, and they are blown away like chaff.
He chases them and is never hurt, going places he has never been before.
Who caused this to happen? Who has controlled history since the beginning? I, the Lord, am the one. I was here at the beginning, and I will be here when all things are finished."
All you faraway places, look and be afraid; all you places far away on the earth, shake with fear. Come close and listen to me.
The workers help each other and say to each other, "Be strong!"