Bible: Isa 45:19-25
45:19 I have not spoken in secret,
in some hidden place. 1
I did not tell Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in vain!’ 2
I am the
the one who speaks honestly,
who makes reliable announcements. 3
45:20 Gather together and come!
Approach together, you refugees from the nations!
Those who carry wooden idols know nothing,
those who pray to a god that cannot deliver.
45:21 Tell me! Present the evidence! 4
Let them consult with one another!
Who predicted this in the past?
Who announced it beforehand?
Was it not I, the
I have no peer, there is no God but me,
a God who vindicates and delivers; 5
there is none but me.
45:22 Turn to me so you can be delivered, 6
all you who live in the earth’s remote regions!
For I am God, and I have no peer.
45:23 I solemnly make this oath 7 –
what I say is true and reliable: 8
‘Surely every knee will bow to me,
every tongue will solemnly affirm; 9
45:24 they will say about me,
All who are angry at him will cower before him. 11
45:25 All the descendants of Israel will be vindicated by the
and will boast in him. 12