Bible: Isaiah 45:18-23
45:18 For this is what the
the one who created the sky –
he is the true God, 1
the one who formed the earth and made it;
he established it,
he did not create it without order, 2
he formed it to be inhabited –
“I am the
45:19 I have not spoken in secret,
in some hidden place. 3
I did not tell Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in vain!’ 4
I am the
the one who speaks honestly,
who makes reliable announcements. 5
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! 6
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; 7
there is none but me.
45:22 Turn to me so you can be delivered, 8
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 9 –
what I say is true and reliable: 10
‘Surely every knee will bow to me,
every tongue will solemnly affirm; 11