"Listen to me, Ya'akov; Isra'el, whom I have called: I am he who is first; I am also the last.
My hand laid the foundation of the earth, my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summoned them, at once they rose into being.
"All of you, assemble and listen: which of you has foretold what is coming? ADONAI's friend will do his will against Bavel, using his arm against the Kasdim.
It is I who have spoken, I have summoned him, I have brought him, and he will succeed.
"Come close to me, and listen to this: since the beginning I have not spoken in secret, since the time things began to be, I have been there; and now Adonai ELOHIM has sent me and his Spirit."