Isaiah 45:14–25

Yahweh the Only Savior

14 Thus says Yahweh:

“The acquisition of Egypt

and the merchandise of Cush

and the Sabeans, tall men,

shall pass over to you;

they shall be yours,

and they shall walk behind you.

They shall pass over in chains,

and they shall bow down to you;

they will pray to you:

‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other.

Besides him there is no God.’ ”

15 Surely you are a God who keeps yourself hidden,

God of Israel, the savior.

16 All of them are ashamed and indeed humiliated;

the craftsmen of idols go together in insult.

17 Israel is saved by Yahweh with everlasting salvation;

you shall not be ashamed,

and you shall not be humiliated to all eternity.l

18 For thus says Yahweh, who createdm the heavens,

he is God, who formedn the earth

and who madeo it.

He himself established it;

he did not create it as emptiness—

he formed it for inhabiting.

“I am Yahweh and there is none besides me.

19 I have spoken not in secrecy, in a place, a land, of darkness,

I have not said to the descendants of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain!’p

I, Yahweh, am speaking righteousness,

declaring uprightness.

20 Assemble and come;

draw near together, survivors of the nations!

They do not know, those who carry their wooden idolsq

and pray to a god who cannot save.

21 Declare and present your case,

also let them consult together!

Who made this knownr from former times,s

declared it from of old?t

Was it not I, Yahweh?

And there is no other god besides me,

a righteous God besides me,

and no savior besides me.

22 Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth,

for I am God and there is none besides me.

23 I have sworn by myself;

a word thatu shall not return has gone forth from my mouth in righteousness:

‘Every knee shall kneel down to me;

every tongue shall swear.’

24 ‘Only in Yahweh,’ one shall say to me, ‘are righteousness and strength.’

He shall come to him, and all those who were angry with him shall be ashamed.

25 In Yahweh all the offspring of Israel shall be in the right,

and they shall boast.”

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