The former things from that time I declared, And from my mouth they have gone forth, And I proclaim them, Suddenly I have done, and it cometh.
From my knowing that thou art obstinate, And a sinew of iron thy neck, And thy forehead brass,
And I declare to thee from that time, Before it cometh I have caused thee to hear, Lest thou say, `Mine idol hath done them, And my graven image, And my molten image did command them.
Thou hast heard, see the whole of it, And ye, do ye not declare? I have caused thee to hear new things from this time, And things reserved that ye knew not.
Now they have been produced and not from that time, Yea, before the day, and thou hast not heard them, Lest thou say, `Lo, I have known them.'
Yea, thou hast not heard, Yea, thou hast not known, Yea, from that time not opened hath thine ear, For I have known thou dealest treacherously, And `Transgressor from the belly,' One is crying to thee.
For My name's sake I defer Mine anger, And My praise I restrain for thee, So as not to cut thee off.
Lo, I have refined thee, and not with silver, I have chosen thee in a furnace of affliction.
For My sake, for Mine own sake, I do [it], For how is it polluted? And Mine honour to another I give not.
Hearken to me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called one, I [am] He, I [am] first, and I [am] last;
Also, My hand hath founded earth, And My right hand stretched out the heavens, I am calling unto them, they stand together.