Bible: Isaiah 48:3-7

48:3I announced events beforehand, 1 

I issued the decrees and made the predictions; 2 

suddenly I acted and they came to pass.

48:4 I did this 3  because I know how stubborn you are.

Your neck muscles are like iron

and your forehead like bronze. 4 

48:5 I announced them to you beforehand;

before they happened, I predicted them for you,

so you could never say,

My image did these things,

my idol, my cast image, decreed them.’

48:6 You have heard; now look at all the evidence! 5 

Will you not admit that what I say is true? 6 

From this point on I am announcing to you new events

that are previously unrevealed and you do not know about. 7 

48:7 Now they come into being, 8  not in the past;

before today you did not hear about them,

so you could not say,

Yes, 9  I know about them.’

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