“Listen in silence before me, you lands beyond the sea. Bring your strongest arguments. Come now and speak. The court is ready for your case.
“Who has stirred up this king from the east, rightly calling him to God’s service? Who gives this man victory over many nations and permits him to trample their kings underfoot? With his sword, he reduces armies to dust. With his bow, he scatters them like chaff before the wind.
He chases them away and goes on safely, though he is walking over unfamiliar ground.
Who has done such mighty deeds, summoning each new generation from the beginning of time? It is I, the , the First and the Last. I alone am he.”
The lands beyond the sea watch in fear. Remote lands tremble and mobilize for war.
The idol makers encourage one another, saying to each other, “Be strong!”