Bible: Isaiah 45:18-23

45:18 For this is what the Lord says,

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 Lord, I have no peer.

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 Lord,

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 Lord?

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 

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