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Isaiah 48:13–17

13 Indeed pMy hand has laid the foundation of the earth,

And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;

When qI call to them,

They stand up together.

14 “All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear!

Who among them has declared these things?

rThe Lord loves him;

sHe shall do His pleasure on Babylon,

And His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

15 I, even I, have spoken;

Yes, tI have called him,

I have brought him, and his way will prosper.

16 “Come near to Me, hear this:

uI have not spoken in secret from the beginning;

From the time that it was, I was there.

And now vthe Lord God and His Spirit

3Have sent Me.”

17 Thus says wthe Lord, your Redeemer,

The Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God,

Who teaches you to profit,

xWho leads you by the way you should go.

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Isaiah 48:13–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,

and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summon them,

they all stand up together.

14 “Come together, all of you, and listen:

Which of the idols has foretold these things?

The Lord’s chosen ally

will carry out his purpose against Babylon;

his arm will be against the Babylonians.

15 I, even I, have spoken;

yes, I have called him.

I will bring him,

and he will succeed in his mission.

16 “Come near me and listen to this:

“From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;

at the time it happens, I am there.”

And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me,

endowed with his Spirit.

17 This is what the Lord says—

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you what is best for you,

who directs you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth,

and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I call to them,

they stand forth together.

14 “Assemble, all of you, and listen!

Who among them has declared these things?

The Lord loves him;

he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,

and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

15 I, even I, have spoken and called him;

I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.

16 Draw near to me, hear this:

from the beginning I have not spoken in secret,

from the time it came to be I have been there.”

And now the Lord God has sent me, and his Spirit.

17 Thus says the Lord,

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you to profit,

who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth,

And my right hand hath spanned the heavens:

When I call unto them, they stand up together.

14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear;

Which among them hath declared these things?

The Lord hath loved him:

He will do his pleasure on Babylon,

And his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him:

I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this;

I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;

From the time that it was, there am I:

And now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit,

Which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth,

my right hand that spread out the heavens above.

When I call out the stars,

they all appear in order.”

14 Have any of your idols ever told you this?

Come, all of you, and listen:

The Lord has chosen Cyrus as his ally.

He will use him to put an end to the empire of Babylon

and to destroy the Babylonian armies.

15 “I have said it: I am calling Cyrus!

I will send him on this errand and will help him succeed.

16 Come closer, and listen to this.

From the beginning I have told you plainly what would happen.”

And now the Sovereign Lord and his Spirit

have sent me with this message.

17 This is what the Lord says—

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you what is good for you

and leads you along the paths you should follow.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 I made the earth with my own hands.

With my right hand I spread out the skies.

When I call them,

they come together before me.”

14 All of you, come together and listen.

None of the gods said these things would happen.

The Lord has chosen someone

to attack the Babylonians;

he will carry out his wishes against Babylon.

15 “I have spoken; I have called him.

I have brought him, and I will make him successful.

16 Come to me and listen to this.

From the beginning I have spoken openly.

From the time it began, I was there.”

Now, the Lord God

has sent me with his Spirit.

17 This is what the Lord, who saves you,

the Holy One of Israel, says:

“I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you to do what is good,

who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

13 Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spread out the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. 14 Assemble yourselves, all ye, and hear; who among them hath declared these things? He whom Jehovah loveth shall perform his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. 15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him; I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous. 16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; from the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord Jehovah hath sent me, and his Spirit.

17 Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spread abroad the heavens: I call unto them, they stand up together. 14 All ye, gather yourselves together, and hear: which among them hath declared these things? He whom Jehovah hath loved shall execute his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. 15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him; I have brought him, and his way shall be prosperous.

16 Come near unto me, hear ye this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I; and now the Lord Jehovah hath sent me, and his Spirit. 17 Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee for thy profit, who leadeth thee in the way that thou shouldest go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth.

My right hand stretched out the heavens.

When I call for them, they both stand.

14 Gather together, all of you, and listen.

What idol has revealed such things?

The Lord loves Cyrus.

He will carry out the Lord’s plan against Babylon.

He will use his strength against the Babylonians.

15 I alone have spoken.

I have called him.

I will bring him here, and he will succeed.

16 Come here. Listen to this:

From the beginning I have spoken nothing in private.

From the time it took place, I was there.

Now the Almighty Lord has sent me and his Spirit.

17 This is what the Lord, your Defender, the Holy One of Israel, says:

I am the Lord your God.

I teach you what is best for you.

I lead you where you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 My own hand founded the earth,

and My right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summoned them,

they stood up together.

14 All of you, assemble and listen!

Who among the idols has declared these things?

The Lord loves him;

he will accomplish His will against Babylon,

and His arm will be against the Chaldeans.

15 I—I have spoken;

yes, I have called him;

I have brought him,

and he will succeed in his mission.

16 Approach Me and listen to this.

From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;

from the time anything existed, I was there.”

And now the Lord God

has sent me and His Spirit.

17 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says:

I am Yahweh your God,

who teaches you for your benefit,

who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth,

and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summon them,

they stand at attention.

14 Assemble, all of you, and hear!

Who among them has declared these things?

The Lord loves him;

he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,

and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

15 I, even I, have spoken and called him,

I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.

16 Draw near to me, hear this!

From the beginning I have not spoken in secret,

from the time it came to be I have been there.

And now the Lord God has sent me and his spirit.

17 Thus says the Lord,

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you for your own good,

who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 Indeed, my hand founded the earth,

and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summon them, they stand in position together.

14 Assemble, all of you, and hear!

Who among them declared these things?

Yahweh loves him;

he shall perform his wish against Babylon

and his arm against the Chaldeans.

15 I, I myself, I have spoken!

Indeed, I have called him.

I have brought him,

and he will be successful in his way.

16 Draw near to me; hear this! I have not spoken in secrecy from the beginning;

from the time it came to be, there I have been;

And now the Lord Yahweh has sent me and his Spirit.”

17 Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, the holy one of Israel:

“I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit,

leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

13 With my own hand I laid the foundations of the earth.

With my right hand I spread out the heavens.

When I send for them,

they come and stand ready to obey me.

14 “People of Israel, come together and listen to me.

What other god has said ahead of time that certain things would happen?

I have chosen Cyrus.

He will carry out my plans against Babylon.

He will use his powerful arm against the Babylonians.

15 I myself have spoken.

I have chosen him to carry out my purpose.

I will bring him to Babylon.

He will succeed in what I tell him to do.

16 “Come close and listen to me.

“From the first time I said Cyrus was coming,

I did not do it in secret.

When he comes, I will be there.”

The Lord and King has filled me with his Spirit.

People of Israel, he has sent me to you.

17 The Lord is the Holy One of Israel.

He sets his people free. He says to them,

“I am the Lord your God.

I teach you what is best for you.

I direct you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:13–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 Surely My hand founded the earth,

And My right hand spread out the heavens;

When I call to them, they stand together.

14 Assemble, all of you, and listen!

Who among them has declared these things?

The Lord loves him; he will carry out His good pleasure on Babylon,

And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.

15 “I, even I, have spoken; indeed I have called him,

I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful.

16 Come near to Me, listen to this:

From the first I have not spoken in secret,

From the time it took place, I was there.

And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”

17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,

“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit,

Who leads you in the way you should go.