25"I have aroused one from the north, and he has come; From the rising of the sun he will call on My name; And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar, Even as the potter treads clay."26Who has declared this from the beginning, that we might know? Or from former times, that we may say, "He is right!"? Surely there was no one who declared, Surely there was no one who proclaimed, Surely there was no one who heard your words.27"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are.' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.'
18"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.19"Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.
7"Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.8"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once ? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.9"Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?" says the LORD . "Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?" says your God.
9And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.10"You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."