Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called: I am He; I am the first, and I am the last.
My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they stand at attention.
Assemble, all of you, and hear! Who among them has declared these things? The Lord loves him; he shall perform his purpose on Babylon, and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.
I, even I, have spoken and called him, I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.
Draw near to me, hear this! From the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there. And now the Lord God has sent me and his spirit.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go.
O that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like a river, and your success like the waves of the sea;
your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me.
Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it forth to the end of the earth; say, "The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!"
They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split open the rock and the water gushed out.
"There is no peace," says the Lord, "for the wicked."